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Encyclopedia > Mildred Taylor

Mildred Taylor (born in Jackson, Mississippi on September 13, 1943) is a famous author, known for her children's fiction book Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. : Crossroads of the South : The city of Grace and Benevolence United States Mississippi Hinds, (very small portions in Madison and Rankin) 106. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a 1976 childrens novel written by Mildred D. Taylor. ...

Taylor's father believed that better opportunities awaited his family in more northern states due to the racial discrimination in the South. Thus, after her first three months of life, her family moved to Ohio after her father established a factory in Toledo, Ohio. This move got her extended family to thinking about going North as well; it ended up that Mildred D. Taylor grew up surrounded by aunts, uncles, and cousins. An African-American drinks out of a water fountain marked for colored in 1939 at a street car terminal in Oklahoma City. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country United States State Ohio County Lucas Founded 1833 Government  - Mayor Carty Finkbeiner (D) Area  - City 84. ... Extended family (or joint family) is a term with several distinct meanings. ...

Storytelling was a regular event on family trips to the South. The family storytellers recollected accounts of struggles with severe racism in the South, tragedies and triumphs; humorous yarns were told and many of the stories were about surviving and the African-American family keeping their dignity in a racist culture. Mildred went to the University of Colorado. Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ...

These anecdotes became very clear in Mildred’s mind. In fact, once she recalled that as the adults talked about the past “I began to visualize all the family who had once known the land, and I felt as if I knew them, too...” Taylor has talked about how much history was in the stories; some stories took place during times of slavery and some post-slavery. Slave redirects here. ...

Her saga about the Logan family is really based on her whole family history. For example, it starts out with The Land, which is based on the stories she heard about her great-grandfather, who was the son of a white plantation owner and a black woman in Alabama and how he purchased land. She is currently working on her last book, Logan, that finishes the saga off with the Logan family moving from Mississippi to Ohio. This article is about crop plantations. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


1) Song of the Trees (1973)

2) Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1976)

3) Let the Circle Be Unbroken (1981)

4. The Gold Cadillac (1987)

5. The Friendship (1987)

6. Mississippi Bridge (1990)

7. The Road to Memphis (1990)

8. The Well (1995)

9) The Land (2001) The Land is the ninth book by Mildred D. Taylor. ...

Song of Trees--

  • First prize (African-American category), Council on Interracial Books for Children, 1973
  • Outstanding Book of the Year Citation, New York Times, 1975
  • Jane Addams Honors Citation, 1976

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry-- The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...

Let the Circle Be Unbroken ALA Logo The American Library Association (ALA) is a group based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally. ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the outstanding American book for children. ... Let The Circle be Unbroken is the 1981 sequel to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, written by Mildred D. Taylor. ...

  • Outstanding Book of the Year Citation, New York Times, 1981
  • Jane Addams Honor Citation, 1982
  • American Book Award nomination, 1982
  • Coretta Scott King Award, 1982

The Friendship The Coretta Scott King Award is an anual award presented by the American Library Association. ...

The Gold Cadillac The Coretta Scott King Award is an anual award presented by the American Library Association. ...

  • Notable Book Citation, New York Times, 1987
  • Christopher Award, 1988

The Road to Memphis

Mississippi Bridge The Coretta Scott King Award is an anual award presented by the American Library Association. ...

  • Christopher Award, 1990

The Well: David's Story

  • Jane Addams Book Award, Jane Addams Peace Council, 1996

The Land

The Coretta Scott King Award is an anual award presented by the American Library Association. ...


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VG: Artist Biography: Taylor, Mildred (662 words)
Mildred Delois Taylor was born in 1943 in Jackson, Mississippi, to Wilbert Lee and Deletha M. Taylor.
The Taylors' migration to the North was because her father did not want to raise his daughters in the segregated, racist land of the South.
Taylor graduated from the University of Toledo in 1965 with a bachelor's degree in education.
Peace Corps Online | June 14, 2003 - Grade Saver: Biography of Ethiopia RPCV Mildred Taylor (1943-) (1427 words)
Mildred Taylor was born in Jackson, Mississippi, on September 13, 1943, to Wilbert Lee and Deletha Marie (Davis) Taylor.
Taylor calls these stories "a different history from the one I learned in school" and credits her father's storytelling with her decision, by the time she entered high school, that she would become a writer.
Taylor moved to Los Angeles after returning to the United States and worked at a number of temporary jobs as she began to focus on her writing and even refused a job at CBS as she continued to write.
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