The Road to Memphis

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1992-06-01
  • Publisher: Puffin

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Set in Mississippi in 1941, The Road to Memphis describes three harrowing, unforgettable days in the life of an African-American high school girl dreaming of law school. Caught up in the center of tense racial dramas unfolding around her, Cassie Logan is forced to confront the adult world as never before. A Coretta Scott King Author Award Book.

Author Biography

Mildred D. Taylor has written two previous novels about the Logans: the Newbery Medal-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and the Coretta Scott King Award-winning Let the Circle Be Unbroken. Both novels were National Book Award nominees and American Library Association Notable Books. Cassie Logan is also featured in two short books, Song of the Trees, a New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year, and The Friendship, winner of the Boston GlobelHorn Book Award. Ms. Taylor received the Christopher Award for The Gold Cadillac. In 1988 she was honored by the Children's Book Council "for a body of work that has examined significant social issues and presented them in outstanding books for young readers." Mildred D. Taylor was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. She was graduated from the University of Toledo and spent two years in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps. Returning to the United States, Ms. Taylor entered the University of Colorado's School of Journalism, from which she received her Master of Arts degree. She now lives in Colorado.

Table of Contents

Author's Note
A Fine New Car
The Hunt
Down Home Farewell
Incident in Strawberry
Escape From Jackson
The Road to Memphis
The Memphis Prince
A Final Farewell

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