Mildred D. Taylor





Mildred D. Taylor


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in Jackson, Mississippi, The United States
September 13, 1943

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Mildred DeLois Taylor is an African-American writer known for her works exploring the struggle faced by African-American families in the Deep South.

Taylor was born in Jackson, Mississippi, but lived there only a short amount of time, then moved to Toledo, Ohio, where she spent most of her childhood. She now lives in Colorado with her daughter.

Many of her works are based on stories of her family that she heard while growing up. She has stated that these anecdotes became very clear in her mind, and in fact, once she realized that 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 p
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Average rating: 3.83 · 111,825 ratings · 4,776 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cr...

3.79 avg rating — 95,650 ratings — published 1976 — 78 editions
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The Land

4.11 avg rating — 4,506 ratings — published 1974 — 24 editions
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Let the Circle Be Unbroken

4.13 avg rating — 4,088 ratings — published 1981 — 15 editions
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The Road to Memphis

4.17 avg rating — 2,463 ratings — published 1992 — 18 editions
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Song of the Trees (Logans #3)

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The Well: David's Story

3.97 avg rating — 890 ratings — published 1995 — 14 editions
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The Friendship

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The Gold Cadillac

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Mississippi Bridge (Logans ...

3.88 avg rating — 770 ratings — published 1990 — 11 editions
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Roll of Thunder Gift Set: R...

4.35 avg rating — 360 ratings — published 1996
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“So many things are possible as long as you don't know they are impossible.”
Mildred D. Taylor, The Land

“There are things you can't back down on, things you gotta take a stand on. But it's up to you to decide what them things are. You have to demand respect in this world, ain't nobody just gonna hand it to you. How you carry yourself, what you stand for--that's how you gain respect. But, little one, ain't nobody's respect worth more than your own.”
Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

“She grabbed his arm. "Let it be, son!" she cried. "That child ain't hurt!"
"Not hurt! You look into her eyes and tell me she ain't hurt!”
Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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