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Let the Circle Be Unbroken (Logans #5)

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  3,260 ratings  ·  146 reviews
"This dramatic sequel to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a powerful novel . . .capable of touching readers of any age." --The Christian Science Monitor
Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 1st 1991 by Puffin (first published January 1st 1981)
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Adeline Pangilinan
When I heard there was going to be another extra credit, to read “Let the Circle Be Unbroken,” I immediately pounced on it. The setting of the book takes place during the Great Depression. The protagonist, Cassie Logan, the daughter of a sharecropping family, is suffering economically and are facing many family issues.Cassie’s friend T.J. Avery is unjustly sentenced to death for attacking a white shopkeeper, her family is scared of losing their land, and certain union groups who are fighting for ...more
Kathryn Douglas
I love this book too! It goes with Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry and The Road to Memphis. I think Mildred Taylor is a great author!
Tom
I really liked this book. I thought it was very good because it really depicted the life of an African-American family in the 1930's. I also liked how all of the characters were strong, independent, and were able to make decisions themselves. I also liked that all of the story was woven together, leading up to one plot, then another, and another. I didn't like it so much because it hurt to see the cruelty of the white people to the African-Americans at the time.
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Sadi
WOW! This book is amazing. T.J Avery faces a death sentence, which makes no sense considering what the truth is and how much sense the trial made.

Suzella is Cassie's cousin. She is also mixed blood. She comes to live with Cassie and the other Logans for a while. Ther is a lot of stuff in this book that is outstanding. Mrs. Lee Annie Lees also registers to vote. Her plan ends up backfiring, though.

Stacey and one of his friends runs away for new hope and a job and money to help his parents for th
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Annette
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Hannah
This is the book I am reading for my book report at school. It's the sequal to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. So far it's good. Well I'm past the trial, but I won't tell you the outcome. Since then life has been hard. Cousin Bud's daughter, Suzelle, coming to live with them, Cassie getting scarlet fever, and Stacey running away from home to get a job. I'm almost done with the book. I hope they find Stacey!
I finished the book, and it sort of leaves you hanging...I really liked it though.
Jodi
Jul 31, 2014 Jodi rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Really enjoyed this book but it cannot compare to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. I enjoyed hearing about TJ's trial, even though it was so unfair. I also liked following Cassie and her family through another year of her life. I still find it so hard to read how African Americans were treated at this point in history, and loved how Miss Lee Annie got it in her mind to vote and studied so hard for it - I know she was cheated out of her right on the test and was so mad for her - I so wanted her to s ...more
Kaitlin Trust
Cassie Logan is an African-American 11 year old girl, who lives in a small town in Mississippi with her family during the Great Depression. Cassie and members of her family experiences first-hand the awful things that could happen to someone due to discrimination. Her cousin is humiliated for being half-white, her neighbor faces prejudice when she tries to be registered to vote, and her friend TJ stands trial for a crime he did not commit. Cassie learns how to live as a black teenager in the sou ...more
Heidi
Oh how I loved this one! I can't remember any specifics because I read it a few years ago but I do remember loving it so much!
Melanie Andrango
This book was great! This book was written during the Great Depression. This book was about a girl named Cassie and her family and how things were back then. The. Author wrote this book to show how life was like back then during the Great Depression. I liked the format of how the author wrote this book because it had good details and the dialogue showed how the characters were and it taught me more about them. The book was well written and had good vocabulary. I felt like I was in the book becau ...more
Susan
Laura Hilenbrand takes the facts and writes a lyrical story of pain and suffering. When I described the book to a friend whose dad was a Shakespeare scholar at UVA for decades, he was reminded of this poem by WH Auden which articulates better than I how suffering such as occurred in the Japanese POW camps could somehow appear to be normal to those who endured:
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W. H. Auden

About suffering they were never wrong,
The Old Masters; how well, they understood
Its human position; how it
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Wayne S.
It is 1934, during the Great Depression, and eleven year old Cassie Logan, who was first introduced in the 1977 Newbery Medal winner Roll of Thunder, Hear Me Cry, lives on a farm in rural Mississippi with her father David, mother Mary, older brother Stacey, younger brothers Christopher John and Little Man, and grandmother Big Ma. Her Uncle Hammer Logan frequently visits from Chicago. The Logans’ friend, T. J., must go on trial for murder and face an all-white jury. Then Mama’s cousin Bud, who ma ...more
Gregory Johnson
Let the Circle Be Unbroken is a novel that takes place in a small Mississippi town in the early 1930s, and the prejudice that black people from the community face. It leaves off where its prequel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, leaves off. Author Mildred Taylor recounts the trial TJ a friend of the Logan family, who are the main characters of the story. It specifically, it focuses on Stacey, Cassie, Little Man and Christopher. This family struggles with the changings around them and how they have ...more
Cassi aka Snow White Haggard
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I cannot get enough of this series on audiobook. This is my third book about the Logan family and Let the Circle Be Unbroken does not disappoint. As far as series about black children growing up in the post civil-war south, I'm not sure there are any better (and if there are please recommend them). Cassie is just as sassy and intelligent as the little girl we first met in Roll of Thunder Here My Cry. During this book she is not entirely likable, but realistically flawed and m
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Kimberly Tardy
The Logan family goes through hard times, trying to raise their children the correct way. T.J. Avery, Stacey's friend, is accused of murdering a white man, Jim Lee Barnett. Although he is innocent, he is tried by an all-white jury and convicted. Stacey does everything in his power to help his friend, but in the end, T.J. is sentenced to death.
A man tries to start a union to join blacks and whites together so the cotton will be sold for fair prices. The union does not succeed and the man who want
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Daeqwan Smith
The book is about a family that struggles during segregationa and they face alot of racism.In the first book Roll of thunder,Hear my cry a boy name T.j Avery went in the store with two white boys and they stole a gun but the store owner was killed and he was convicted even though he didn't shoot the man. So T.j was sent to jail because he was found guilty just because he was black and they knew the white boys had killed the man. I liked the book because it about the everyday struggle african am ...more
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Nick
My love for the Logan Family began when I read "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry". I was really intrigued by the story. Mildred D. Taylor does a superb job of making the reader feel as though the Logans became are a part of your own family. It's so natural, and I'm glad to have continued reading their story in "Let the Circle Be Unbroken". I found this continuation of their story to be even better than the first book. Which is almost unheard of because most sequels have a bad reputation of not being ...more
Brandon
Let the Circle Be Unbroken, Mildred D. Taylor
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Let the Circle Be Unbroken has a little bit of a problem. It seems to be several short, mostly unconnected stories about the Logan family pretending to be one long novel. The first section ties up the TJ Avery story from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Then the narrative alternates between accounts of Mrs. Lee Annie wanting to register to vote, a farmer's union's attempts to organize, a visit from Mama's niece Suzella, among other small subplot
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Jennifer Inweh
Growing up in a time after the civil rights movement, it is often easy for me as a black woman to take for granted the rights fought for and won by the generations before me. I think the most shocking thing about this sequel is the brutality suffered by people of colour in the struggle for claiming what is their right as citizens. The complete control that the plantation workers have over the lives of ordinary blacks, even after the abolition of slavery is shocking... with the power to turf whol ...more
Arthur
Let the Circle Be Unbroken caught my eye by it's prejudice and poverty. The book Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred D. Taylor goes back in the past how people were still in Great Depression, Segregation, and white landowners of rural Mississippi.

The Logans were poor and lived in the South of Mississippi and lived in a tenement with only there family. The mother had 4 kids to take care of because the father passed away. The mother worked all day and night just to keep the house and have some
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Tigergirl
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Brittany
Let the Circle Be Unbroken is a sequal to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. I was a little hesitant when I first started reading this one because I had not read the first book so I wasn't sure if I would understand what was going on. Let me say that it is not necessary! I would read the first one only because this one was so good that I want to read more! I am so glad I decided to try to read it anyway. The book follows a black family in what I believe is the '40's in the South. Some of the things t ...more
Sydney
The book, Let The Circle Be Unbroken was a great book! This book was filled with adventures and I loved it! I did not really understand why Cassie’s papa would not let her play marbles with her friends. One thing that really confused me in this book was, all the different names and how the people talked, pg161 “ Not since papa passed. With him and sister Lottie both gone, I didn’t much want to go back.” I think I was just confused about the names because there were so many characters that had li ...more
Adrienne Ruvalcaba
This is one of the books that helped me come to grips with my identity as a child. Not the identity that I and my family tried to cultivate, but the one that society bestows on all people of color.

I read it in junior high, but I am going to re-read and write a more in-depth review soon.
Meli
This book is set during the time of the Jim Crow laws (13-15th amendments). I loved this one because it showed that people are people no matter what skin color they might me. There are also many points of injustice being focused on and around the main characters, a family of African-American sharecroppers. This was well written from the last time I remember reading it. It uses accents and dialect, and highlights many themes that had to do with society at that time (multiracial issues, white supr ...more
Resistance is Futile
Cassie and her brothers are sent reeling by a shockingly racist trial - the culmination of events from the first book in the series, Roar of Thunder Hear My Cry. In addition, Cassie's growing up, so she learns a lot about inter-race relations and the often humiliating effects. This is a heart-rending (though sometimes slow-moving) children's historical fiction. The story deals with complex issues and is character-driven, so even though the reading level is approximately 5th-7th grade, this is no ...more
 Imani ♥ ☮
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Amy P.
The Logan family is a tight-knit unit knowing love within their own circle. However, outside the family racism abounds in Mississippi during the Great Depression. The Logan family must deal with the punishment of family member Logan whom is being tried by an all-white jury, and their cousin Suzella, whom tries to pass as white. The racism in their town is so prevalent, that when a black neighbor tries to register to vote, she is run out of town. The story is told through Cassie, the young daught ...more
Grace
Another amazing look into history from Taylor. I really love this author. Writing from Cassie a young girls perspective of growing up in Mississippi in the 1930s she really captures the life and experiences of this young girl and her family. Though they go through hard times the book shows us that despite troubles their family and principles are really important to them. this brief glimpse into history is a beautiful yet sad depiction of how times were hard for coloured people in the past but al ...more
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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
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Logans (6 books)
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  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Logans, #4)
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“Poor Christopher-John had fallen into the hands of Miss. Daisy Crocker. I greatly sympathized him, but as in everything else, Christopher John tried to see the bright side in having to face such a shrew every morning. "Maybe she done changed," he said hopefully on the first day of school. However, when classes were over he was noticeably quiet.

Well?" I asked him.

He shrugged dejectedly and admitted, "She still the same.”
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“after all, the bible was always talking about miracles. i figured that if Daniel could get out of the lion's den alive and Jonah could come up unharmed from the belly of a whale, then surely ole T.j. could get out of going to prison.” 4 likes
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