The Road To Memphis

by Mildred D. Taylor

Puffin | June 1, 1992 | Trade Paperback

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"Cassie recounts harrowing events during late 1941. An engrossing picture of fine young people endeavoring to find the right way in a world that persistently wrongs them." --Kirkus Reviews

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 Pages, 4.33 × 7.09 × 0.79 in

Published: June 1, 1992

Publisher: Puffin

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140360778

ISBN - 13: 9780140360776

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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The Road To Memphis

The Road To Memphis

by Mildred D. Taylor

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 Pages, 4.33 × 7.09 × 0.79 in

Published: June 1, 1992

Publisher: Puffin

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140360778

ISBN - 13: 9780140360776

From the Publisher

"Cassie recounts harrowing events during late 1941. An engrossing picture of fine young people endeavoring to find the right way in a world that persistently wrongs them." --Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

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 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.

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Set in Mississippi in 1941, The Road to Memphis describes three harrowing, unforgettable days in the life of an African-American high school girl dreaming of law school. Caught up in the center of tense racial dramas unfolding around her, Cassie Logan is forced to confront the adult world as never before. A Coretta Scott King Author Award Book

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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