The Gold Cadillac

Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101657973
Release Date: 1998-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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 From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Gold Cadillac

Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140389630
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Two African-American girls living in the North are proud of their family's beautiful new 1950 Cadillac, until they take it on a visit to the South and encounter racial prejudice for the first time. Reprint.

The Gold Cadillac A Fancy New Car and an Unforgettable Drive

Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 0780780795
Release Date: 1998-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Two black girls living in the North are proud of their family's beautiful new Cadillac until they take it on a visit to the South and encounter racial prejudice for the first time.

The Friendship and the Gold Cadillac

Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 0440413079
Release Date: 1996-01-16
Genre: African Americans

Four children witness a confrontation between an elderly black man and a white storekeeper in rural Mississippi in the 1930s; and two black girls living in the North are proud of their family's beautiful new Cadillac until they take it on a visit to the South and encounter racial prejudice for the first time.

The Friendship

Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101657966
Release Date: 1998-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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

The Friendship and The Gold Cadillac

Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Skylark
ISBN: PSU:000046201485
Release Date: 1989
Genre: African American families

The friendship: Four children witness a confrontation between an elderly black man and a white storekeeper in rural Mississippi in the 1930s. -- The gold Cadillac: Two black girls living in the North are proud of their family's beautiful new Cadillac until they take i on a visit to the South and encounter racial prejudice for the first time.

Cadillac Desert

Author: Marc Reisner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440672822
Release Date: 1993-06-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

"The definitive work on the West's water crisis." --Newsweek The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological and economic disaster. In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth. He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the West. Based on more than a decade of research, Cadillac Desert is a stunning expose and a dramatic, intriguing history of the creation of an Eden--an Eden that may only be a mirage. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Land

Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101997567
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: YOUNG ADULT FICTION

"Paul-Edward Logan is unlike any other boy he knows. The son of a prosperous landowner and a former slave, Paul-Edward Logan is unlike any other boy he knows. He has been raised openly by his father - something unusual in post-Civil War Georgia. But as he grows into a man he learns that life for someone like him is not easy. Black people distrust him because he looks white. White people discriminate against him when they learn of his heritage. Even within his own family he faces betrayal and degradation. And when a rash act of youthful rebellion forces Paul-Edward to leave his home behind forever, he has nowhere to go except toward the only dream he has ever had- to find land every bit as good as his father's, and make it his own."

The Well

Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101657959
Release Date: 1998-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Another powerful story in the Logan Family Saga and companion to Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. For David Logan, a time of distress means taking the higher road. During a drought, the Logan family shares their well water with their neighbors, black and white alike. But David’s brother Hammer finds it hard to share with Charlie Simms, who torments them because they are black. Hammer’s pride and Charlie’s meanness are a dangerous combination, and tensions between the boys build and build—until they explode. * “A compelling novel about prejudice and the saving power of human dignity."—School Library Journal, starred review From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cadillac Chronicles

Author: Brett Hartman
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
ISBN: 9781935955429
Release Date: 2012-10-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sixteen year-old Alex Riley’s top priorities in life are to find his long-absent father and a girl with a decent set of breasts. But his mother has a knack for sabotaging his plans. To advance her political career, she takes in an elderly black man named Lester Bray. Lester arrives with a vintage Cadillac and an old man's personality. It takes only a week for Alex's mother to ask Lester to leave. That makes Alex angry. On the morning of his eviction, Lester and Alex set out on a road trip ostensibly to find the boy's father in Ft. Lauderdale. But the two don't just head south. They also cross through un-navigated political, racial, and personal territory. A wild ride, Cadillac Chronicles explores what it means to—finally—find a real friend. Brett Hartman lived an unremarkable life in Fort Lauderdale until May 18, 1983, when he was arrested for aggravated battery. While away at Auburn University, he suffered a psychotic breakdown and months of intensive treatment. Though he made a full recovery, the events of that period never left him. He continued his education at Indiana State, where he received a doctorate in clinical psychology; he has worked as a psychologist ever since. His memoir Hammerhead 84 covers his journey through the mental health industry. Cadillac Chronicles is his debut novel. He lives in Albany, New York, with his wife and their two sons.

Papa s Latkes

Author: Michelle Edwards
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763607797
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

On the first Hanukkah after Mama died, Papa and his two daughters try to make latkes and celebrate without her.

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry

Author: Linda Beech
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0590389270
Release Date: 1999-07-01
Genre: Education

Winner of the Newbery Medal, this remarkably moving novel has impressed the hearts and minds of millions of readers. Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And it is also Cassie's story Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to the Logan family, even as she learns to draw strength from her own sense of dignity and self-respect. * " A] vivid story.... Entirely through its own internal development, the novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence." Booklist, starred review"

Mississippi Bridge

Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101666265
Release Date: 2000-06-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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 day of conflict and tragedy. Jeremy Simms watches from the porch of the general store as the weekly bus from Jackson comes through his town. His neighbor Stacey Logan and Stacey's brothers and sister are there to see their grandmother off on a trip. Jeremy's friend Josias Williams is taking the bus to his new job. But Josias and the Logans are black, and in Mississippi in the 1930s, black people can't ride the bus if that means there won't be enough room for white people to ride. When several white passengers arrive at the last minute, the driver sends Josias and Stacey's grandmother off the bus. Then comes a terrifying moment that unites all the townspeople in a nightmare that will change their lives forever. “Well written and thought provoking, this book will haunt readers and generate much discussion.”—School Library Journal

Stuart s Cape

Author: Sara Pennypacker
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0439301807
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A quick, inventive chapter book featuring an unusual hero--an eight-year-old worrier. We meet Stuart pressed against a rainy window, worried and bored. Worried, because hundreds of things could go wrong in a new house, a new town, a new school. Bored, because he has no one to play with and because his collection of Valuable Things disappeared during the move. He really needs an adventure. In one fateful moment, it all becomes clear: Stuart realizes that in order to have adventure, he needs a cape! After all, don't all those superheroes have capes? Each day the cape brings a different and unexpected adventure. He entertains a gorilla, a horse, and a dinosaur in his bedroom.