Mississippi Bridge by Mildred D. TaylorMississippi Bridge by Mildred D. Taylor

Mississippi Bridge

byMildred D. Taylor

Paperback | June 1, 1992

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Another powerful story in the Logan Family Saga and companion to Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

A day of conflict and tragedy.

Jeremy Simms watches from the porch of the general store as the weekly bus from Jackson comes through his town. His neighbor Stacey Logan and Stacey's brothers and sister are there to see their grandmother off on a trip. Jeremy's friend Josias Williams is taking the bus to his new job. But Josias and the Logans are black, and in Mississippi in the 1930s, black people can't ride the bus if that means there won't be enough room for white people to ride. When several white passengers arrive at the last minute, the driver sends Josias and Stacey's grandmother off the bus. Then comes a terrifying moment that unites all the townspeople in a nightmare that will change their lives forever.

“Well written and thought provoking, this book will haunt readers and generate much discussion.”—School Library Journal
"I do not know how old I was when the daydreams became more than that, and I decided to write them down, but by the time I entered high school, I was confident that I would one day be a writer." -- Mildred D. TaylorNewbery Award-winning author, Mildred D. Taylor, was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. After grad...
Title:Mississippi BridgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 7.63 × 5.19 × 0.17 inPublished:June 1, 1992Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0553159925

ISBN - 13:9780553159929

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


From Our Editors

Set in rural Mississippi in the era before Civil Rights, this is perhaps the most powerful story written by Newbery Medal winner Mildred Taylor. A group of late-arriving white passengers show up to get on a fully-loaded bus during a heavy rainstorm. The black passengers are forced off, but in a cruel twist of fate, the bus plunges over the side of the bridge near town. 10 line drawings