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Mildred D. Taylor

Forfatter af Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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Mildred D. Taylor was born in Jackson, Mississippi on September 13, 1943 and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. She received a Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Toledo in 1965 and then spent two years in the Peace Corp teaching English and History in Ethiopia. She received a Master's vis mere degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado. During this time, she joined the Black Student Alliance and assisted in creating the black studies program at the university. After graduation and before becoming a full-time author, she worked for the Black Education Program as a study skills director. Using her personal experiences and family stories she heard while growing up, Taylor has created several historical fiction books that offer realistic portraits of African-American families in the mid-1900s. Her novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry won the Newbery Award in 1977 and was made into a television movie in 1978. The Well: David's Story received the 1997 Jason Award. She has also received the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Jane Addams Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, and the Christopher Award multiple times. She currently lives in Colorado. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Mildred D. Taylor

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1976) 11,584 eksemplarer
Let the Circle Be Unbroken (1981) 1,988 eksemplarer
The Road to Memphis (1992) 1,204 eksemplarer
Mississippi Bridge (1990) 1,053 eksemplarer
The Land (2001) 1,036 eksemplarer
The Well (1995) 1,034 eksemplarer
The Gold Cadillac (1987) 864 eksemplarer
The Friendship (1987) 808 eksemplarer
Song of the Trees (1975) 675 eksemplarer
The Friendship / The Gold Cadillac (1987) 285 eksemplarer
The Friendship and Other Stories (1989) 7 eksemplarer
Logan Family Set, Books 1-7 (1990) 3 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Mississippi Writers: An Anthology (1991) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer

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Juridisk navn
Taylor, Mildred Delois
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Jackson, Mississippi, USA (birthplace)
Toledo, Ohio, USA
Colorado, USA
University of Toledo
University of Colorado (School of Journalism)
recruiter (Peace Corps)
copy editor
Peace Corps
Black Student Alliance
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award (2020)
Children's Literature Legacy Award (2021)
Kort biografi
Born in Jackson, Mississippi and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from the University of Toledo, she spent two years in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps. Returning to the United States, she recruited for the Peace Corps before entering the School of Journalism at the University of Colorado. As a member of the Black Student Alliance, she worked with students and university officials in structuring a Black Studies program at the university.




reviewed - good but don't read to younger students
hcs_admin | 12 andre anmeldelser | Jan 22, 2024 |
I really liked this book. The author has a very strong sense of character development and giving the reader to feel of the experience of the characters through their words and actions. It has a timeless feel to it, even though it is set just after the Civil War, and the racism is hard to confront, but I think the author is honest in her depictions. While I liked this book, I wonder how many young adults would pick it up and relate. There is a bunch of offensive language and which is what gets this book challenged, but I am not sure how you tell the story of daily racism without using the language used.… (mere)
mslibrarynerd | 12 andre anmeldelser | Jan 13, 2024 |
I think I read this in elementary school, but I didn't remember it well enough, so I thought I'd read it again. It took me a while to get into it, but once I did I loved it. I especially appreciated the way Cassie's mom explains racism to her, by going all the way back to how people justified slavery and how even now that slavery is illegal some people still hold on to racist beliefs because they have little else to hold on to.

On a completely different note, it always staggers me a little when I read these historical novels and notice how disciplined kids used to be. Why did that stop?… (mere)
LibrarianDest | 381 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |
I remember Mom reading this story aloud when I was a youngster. It was gripping, well-written, and made me aware of racism in a way I’d had little experience with before. Since becoming an adult, I’ve wanted to read it again—to see if my initial impressions of the book were accurate. And oh, they were!

This is a portrait of a loving family working together to bring justice and hope to their community, despite the injustice and fear surrounding them. As an adult, I picked up on things I doubt I would have noticed when I was younger—things like the cohesiveness of the family portrayed here (that’s often lacking in stories these days!), the way the parents loved their children and actively tried to protect them, their courage in the face of insurmountable odds, the way the night raiders’ deeds were described just enough that you knew that they were evil and a little of what they were capable of, but it wasn’t “in your face” or nearly as much on-page as it could have been…all things I greatly appreciated. These characters aren’t perfect—several times, different ones take matters into their own hands as they battle injustice. But overall, they were brave and loyal, and the family worked together to do what they could to bring justice and freedom to those around them.

I loved this book just as much as (or maybe even more than!) the first time I read it. It’s a stunning portrait of human nature, the battles many people have fought over the years, the resilience of the human spirit, and the hope that one day, wrongs will be righted and good will prevail. This is a landmark in American literature, and if you haven’t read it before, you ought to take the time to read it now. It’s a good book!
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EstherFilbrun | 381 andre anmeldelser | Dec 17, 2023 |



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