The Land by Mildred D. Taylor audiobook

The Land

By Mildred D. Taylor
Read by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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The Logan Family Saga: Book 1

10.90 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780807206201

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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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction

Winner of the 2002 Coretta Scott King Award for Author

Winner of the 2002 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A 2002 ALA Best Book for Young Adults

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Taylor's gift for combining history and storytelling is as evident here as in her other stories about the Logan family. (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
Readers...will grab this and be astonished by its powerful story. (Booklist, starred review)
“Taylor’s gift for combining history and storytelling is as evident here as in her other stories about the Logan family.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Mildred D. Taylor

Author Bio: Mildred D. Taylor

Mildred D. Taylor is the author of ten novels in the Logan Family series. Her books 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 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the PEN Award for Children’s Literature. In 2003, she was named the First Laureate of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.90
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English