Mildred D. Taylor





Mildred D. Taylor

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born
in Jackson, Mississippi, The United States
September 13, 1944

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female

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Mildred Delois Taylor is a famous author, known for her children's fiction books.

She did not stay in Jackson long; the racial discrimination in the South influenced the belief of her father, Wilbert Taylor, that better opportunities awaited his family in more northern states. Thus, after her first three months of life, her family moved to Ohio after her father established a factory in Toledo, Ohio. This move got her extended family to thinking about going North as well; it ended up that Mildred D. Taylor grew up surrounded by aunts, uncles, and cousins.

But Mr. Taylor still had a love for his old home, so there were several trips to the relatives that had stayed in the South. Many stories of the family history and actual childhoods were told
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Average rating: 3.79 · 92,359 ratings · 3,491 reviews · 24 distinct works · Similar authors
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cr...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 80,430 ratings — published 1976 — 67 editions
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The Land
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 3,033 ratings — published 1974 — 22 editions
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Let the Circle Be Unbroken
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 3,195 ratings — published 1981 — 13 editions
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The Road to Memphis
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 1,902 ratings — published 1992 — 16 editions
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Song of the Trees
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 754 ratings — published 1975 — 15 editions
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The Gold Cadillac
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 649 ratings — published 1987 — 9 editions
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The Friendship
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 634 ratings — published 1987 — 8 editions
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The Well: David's Story
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 627 ratings — published 1995 — 13 editions
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Mississippi Bridge
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 568 ratings — published 1990 — 10 editions
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Roll of Thunder Gift Set: R...
4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 316 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

“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

“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

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