Mildred D. Taylor

Mildred D. Taylor is an African American author known for her works exploring themes of racial injustice and African American experiences, particularly in the Southern United States. She is best known for her novel 'Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry', which won the Newbery Medal in 1977. Her works are often based on her own family's history and are acclaimed for their portrayal of strong, resilient characters facing and overcoming adversity.


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  1. 1. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

    Set in Mississippi during the Great Depression, this novel follows the life of a young African American girl and her family who are struggling to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. The family owns a piece of land which provides them some protection from the harsh realities of racial discrimination. The story is a poignant exploration of how they navigate through a prejudiced society, face social and economic challenges, and fight to keep their land.

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