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This unforgettable saga of racial tensions in the turbulent South has become a modern classic. Now on the 20th anniversary of its winning the Newbery Medal, "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" is being reissued in a larger, digest size. "Taylor . . . writes not with rancor or bitterness of indignities, but with pride, strength, and respect for humanity."--"The New York Times Book Review."
Mildred D. Taylor is the author of nine novels that have won numerous awards, among them a Newbery Medal (for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry), four Coretta Scott King Awards, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Her book The Land was awarded the L.A. Times Book Prize and the Pen Award for Children's Literature. In 2003, Ms. Taylor was named the First Laureate of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature. Mildred Taylor was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from the University of Toledo, she served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia for two years and then spent the next year traveling throughout the United States, working and recruiting for the Peace Corps. At the University of Colorado's School of Journalism, she helped create a Black Studies program and taught in the program for two years. Ms. Taylor has worked as a proofreader-editor and as program coordinator for an international house and a community free school. She now devotes her time to her family, writing, and what she terms the "family ranch" in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.