Synopses & Reviews
Cassie Logan and her brothers have been warned never to go to the Wallace store, so they know to expect trouble there. What they don't expect is to hear Mr. Tom Bee, an elderly black man, daring to call the white storekeeper by his first name. The year is 1933, the place is Mississippi, and any child knows that some things just aren't done...
In 1933 Mississippi, Cassie Logan and her brothers are warned never to go to the Wallace store. What they don't expect is to hear an elderly black man dare to call the white storekeeper by his first name. Any child knows that some things just aren't done. Illustrations.
Cassie witnesses a black man address a white storekeeper by his first name.
"A powerful story . . .Readers will be haunted by its drama and emotion long after they have closed the book." --Booklist
About the Author
Mildred D. Taylor is the author of nine novels including�The Road to Memphis,�Let the Circle Be Unbroken,�The Land, and�Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.�Her books�have won numerous awards, among them a Newbery Medal (for�Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry), four Coretta Scott King Awards, and a�Boston�Globe-Horn Book�Award. Her book�The Land�was awarded the�L.A. Times�Book Prize and the PEN Award for Children's Literature. In 2003, Ms. Taylor was named the First Laureate of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature.
Mildred Taylor was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from the University of Toledo, she served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia for two years and then spent the next year traveling throughout the United States, working and recruiting for the Peace Corps. At the University of Colorado's School of Journalism, she helped created a Black Studies program and taught in the program for two years. Ms. Taylor has worked as a proofreader-editor and as program coordinator for an international house and a community free school. She now devotes her time to her family, writing, and what she terms "the family ranch" in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.