The Gold Cadillac by Mildred D. TaylorThe Gold Cadillac by Mildred D. Taylor

The Gold Cadillac

byMildred D. TaylorIllustratorMax Ginsberg

Paperback | February 1, 1998

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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 drive South becomes dangerous for ‘lois and her family. 

'Lois and Wilma are proud of their father's brand-new gold Cadillac, and excited that the family will be driving it all the way from Ohio to Mississippi. But as they travel deeper into the rural South, there are no admiring glances for the shiny new car; only suspicion and anger for the black man behind the wheel. For the first time in their lives, Lois and her sister know what it's like to feel scared because of the color of their skin.


"A personal, poignant look at a black child's first experience with institutional racism."--The New York Times

About The Author

Mildred D. Taylor is the author of nine novels including The Road to Memphis, Let the Circle Be Unbroken, The Land, The Well, 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 T...
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Title:The Gold CadillacFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.2 inPublished:February 1, 1998Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140389636

ISBN - 13:9780140389630

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Lois and Wilma are proud of their father's brand-new gold Cadillac, and excited that the family will be driving in it all the way from Ohio to Mississippi. But as they travel deeper into the rural South, there are no admiring glances for the shiny new car--only suspicion and anger for the black man behind the wheel. Black & white illustrations.