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Mildred D. Taylor

Autore di Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

24+ opere 21,448 membri 538 recensioni 12 preferito

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Mildred D. Taylor was born in Jackson, Mississippi on September 13, 1943 and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. She received a Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Toledo in 1965 and then spent two years in the Peace Corp teaching English and History in Ethiopia. She received a Master's mostra altro degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado. During this time, she joined the Black Student Alliance and assisted in creating the black studies program at the university. After graduation and before becoming a full-time author, she worked for the Black Education Program as a study skills director. Using her personal experiences and family stories she heard while growing up, Taylor has created several historical fiction books that offer realistic portraits of African-American families in the mid-1900s. Her novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry won the Newbery Award in 1977 and was made into a television movie in 1978. The Well: David's Story received the 1997 Jason Award. She has also received the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Jane Addams Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, and the Christopher Award multiple times. She currently lives in Colorado. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
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Mississippi Writers: An Anthology (1991) — Collaboratore — 14 copie

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Nome legale
Taylor, Mildred Delois
Data di nascita
1943-09-13
Sesso
female
Nazionalità
USA
Luogo di nascita
Jackson, Mississippi, USA
Luogo di residenza
Jackson, Mississippi, USA (birthplace)
Toledo, Ohio, USA
Ethiopia
Colorado, USA
Istruzione
University of Toledo
University of Colorado (School of Journalism)
Attività lavorative
recruiter (Peace Corps)
writer
editor
copy editor
proofreader
author
Organizzazioni
Peace Corps
Black Student Alliance
Premi e riconoscimenti
Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award (2020)
Children's Literature Legacy Award (2021)
Breve biografia
Born in Jackson, Mississippi and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from the University of Toledo, she spent two years in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps. Returning to the United States, she recruited for the Peace Corps before entering the School of Journalism at the University of Colorado. As a member of the Black Student Alliance, she worked with students and university officials in structuring a Black Studies program at the university.

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From Kirkus: "Surely the crown jewel of the Logan family saga. A heart-stopping plot about a character whose life has always been defined by her family and their land."
 
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BackstoryBooks | 4 altre recensioni | Apr 3, 2024 |
reviewed - good but don't read to younger students
 
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hcs_admin | 12 altre recensioni | Jan 22, 2024 |
I really liked this book. The author has a very strong sense of character development and giving the reader to feel of the experience of the characters through their words and actions. It has a timeless feel to it, even though it is set just after the Civil War, and the racism is hard to confront, but I think the author is honest in her depictions. While I liked this book, I wonder how many young adults would pick it up and relate. There is a bunch of offensive language and which is what gets this book challenged, but I am not sure how you tell the story of daily racism without using the language used.… (altro)
 
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mslibrarynerd | 12 altre recensioni | Jan 13, 2024 |
I think I read this in elementary school, but I didn't remember it well enough, so I thought I'd read it again. It took me a while to get into it, but once I did I loved it. I especially appreciated the way Cassie's mom explains racism to her, by going all the way back to how people justified slavery and how even now that slavery is illegal some people still hold on to racist beliefs because they have little else to hold on to.

On a completely different note, it always staggers me a little when I read these historical novels and notice how disciplined kids used to be. Why did that stop?… (altro)
 
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LibrarianDest | 381 altre recensioni | Jan 3, 2024 |

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24
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Utenti
21,448
Popolarità
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Voto
3.9
Recensioni
538
ISBN
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Lingue
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