64 pages, 8.8 × 6.6 × 0.4 in
September 30, 1987
Penguin Young Readers Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0803704178
ISBN - 13: 9780803704176
From the Publisher
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.
From Our Editors
Four children become involved in a confrontation between an old black man and a bigoted, white shopkeeper in this children's tale of prejudice in Mississippi in 1933. A book that will leave no reader unmoved. 10 black-and-white illustrations