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Mildred D. Taylor

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Cassie Logan, Chapter 12 cried for T.J. For T.J. and the land. Sources: The ALAN Review, American Library Association, Encyclopaedia Britannica Students, Penguin Random House Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. Books Stand for power, oppression, and hope Land Represents life and livelihood as well as racial inequality Transportation Symbolizes the unequal treatment of black children Symbols Stacey Logan Oldest Logan sibling; becoming a responsible, balanced young man; concerned with doing the right things T.J. Avery Tragic black trickster; becomes friends with thieving white boys; also friends with Logans Cassie Logan Patient, intelligent, thoughtful 9-year-old black girl; has a quick temper Main Characters Taylor comes from a family of storytellers. Even though her family moved from the South to Toledo, Ohio, when she was just a few months old, she grew up hearing stories that stretched back generations. Largely inspired by those stories, she wrote several books about the Logans, an African American family. MILDRED D. TAYLORBORN 1943 Author The children are surrounded by official history and unofficial family stories. History The conflict between black autonomy and white oppression defines the novel. Race Words show respect, hide the truth, and get people beaten. Language & Communication Cassie Logan tells the story of one tumultuous year in the life of the Logan family during the Great Depression. In Mississippi this African American family meets poverty, discrimination, and violence with love, intelligence, and commitment to one another. A Proud Black Family in the Deep South THEMES English Original Language 1976 Year Published Mildred D. Taylor Author Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Historical Fiction Children’s Literature

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