This searing and inspiring prequel to ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY is the story of Cassie Logan's grandfather. Paul-Edward is the son of a white father and a half-black, half-Indian mother. His father raises him almost as if he were white, but when it counts, he's treated as a black man with racist spite and hatred. He cannot fit into either the black world or the white world. The one thing that Paul-Edward loves is the land, and he spends the rest of his life trying to own land of his own. He takes on a variety of jobs, and is brutally cheated and mistreated by his white employers, but he eventually succeeds, at great personal and financial cost, in owning his own patch of land.
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Mildred D. Taylor excites us again with yet another astonishing book! The Land is so witty and cheerful, surprising and sad, shocking and eye- opening. This book brings the world of reality to anyone blind of it. Taylor brings us back to Mississippi: Late 1800s, the time when Paul gets utterly embarrased, learns to be a carpenter, chops down trees for a short while, makes a new friend and loses one as well, loses his brother and finds the perfect wife. This is definetly another vocabulary- booster as well, and anyone that likes Mildred D. Taylor's other classic Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry will absolutely be overjoyed with this book as well. I hope iTunes continues to add Taylor's books in the future!
This is the best book ever!!!!! The history and story telling is fascinating. If you liked "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry," this book will help you love it even more.
Just Plain Awesome
This is an excellent book. I have read it many times and it never gets old. The price is a little steep but it's most definitely worth it.