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All the Days Past, All the Days to Come

(Logans #8)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  795 ratings  ·  171 reviews
The saga of the Logan family--made famous in the Newbery Medal-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry--concludes.

In her tenth book, Mildred Taylor completes her saga about the Logan family of Mississippi, which is also the story of the civil rights movement in America of the 20th century. Cassie Logan, first met in Song of the Trees and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, is a you
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Viking Books for Young Readers
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Kamesa Carter All of the books in the Logan Family series are standalone, but each book has some references to events in past books, but not enough to make you feel…moreAll of the books in the Logan Family series are standalone, but each book has some references to events in past books, but not enough to make you feel lost. However, for this book, you might want to read The Road to Memphis if you want to know the full story that led to Moe being on the run. (less)
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Miah D
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is a great story with great writing.

All the Days Past, All the Days to Come is a solidly good story with good writing.

Beginning in the 1940s and culminating on the sweltering streets of Mississippi at the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, ATDP reintroduces the Logan children as they mature and settle into adulthood. Cassie leads the story, and we experience the Great Migration and the Civil Rights Movement through her keen eye. Matured, but still hold
Richie Partington
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Richie’s Picks: ALL THE DAYS PAST, ALL THE DAYS TO COME by Mildred D. Taylor, Viking, January 2020, 496p., ISBN: 978-0-399-25730-8

“I heard screaming and bullwhips cracking.
How long? How long?”
-- Neil Young, “Southern Man” (1970)

“‘and on interstate buses,’ Mama continued, ‘colored folks now can sit where they want--’
‘Yeah, federal government finally stood up and enforced their own laws like they should’ve been doing for years.’
‘Well, they’re doing it now.’
‘’Bout time,’ said Uncle Hammer, not tota
Kelly Hager
This is part of a series (the end, as it happens) but can be read as a standalone. (I think I read Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry in elementary school, but I don't really remember it that well. This book makes me want to read the whole series, though.)

I love the way that the civil rights era is told through the lens of this family, but the most fascinating parts for me were the ones that dealt with the actual battle to end segregation: the freedom riders and the sit-ins, and that's basically the v
Kristian Beverly
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent conclusion to the cherished family saga. Readers who fell in love with Cassie in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and followed her through Let The Circle Be Unbroken and into The Road To Memphis will enjoy this final adventure with her. This novel follows Cassie as she maneuvers through WWII, the great migration, and the Civil Rights. This book does a great job of working in history--the fears and hopes that people hold in real time. There is a lot that can be discussed in this ...more
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
I've followed the stories of Cassie Logan and her family since Cassie and her brothers were children in the 1930s and 1940s. All the Days Past, All the Days to Come continues Cassie's story from the 1940s into the 1960s.

The Logans are a black family in Mississippi. Cassie's grandparents and her dad and mom worked hard to buy and farm land of their own. The family meets many obstacles, most of them caused by white people. In this volume of the series, Cassie's brother decides to move north to ge
Aterra Lowe
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't know the words to describe how amazing this book was. I read Roll of Thunder when I was younger, and I didn't finish the entire series. This book is easy to read without reading the entire series.

Mildred Taylor made me feel so many emotions through Cassie's eyes. My heart was broken through several events of the book, but it was even more broken because the book took place during 1940-1960, and our country is still dealing with the same issues.

I highly recommend this read and can't wai
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
2020 has got at least one nice surprise for us

It's been almost two decades years since the last entry in the Logan series, an epic saga of a black family living through the segregation era, told mostly from a perspective of teenage Cassie Logan. The Land served as a prequel to the whole series, explained how the Logans came to be one of the first black land-owners in the US and fleshed out the background of previous books, so there was a beautiful sense of finality to it, with the story coming f
Gina Johnson
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Clocking in at almost 500 pages this book is almost as big as all the previous Logan books combined. All the Days Past, All the Days to Come follows Cassie Logan ( from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry fame) through the mid 1900s and amid the turmoil of the Civil Rights Movement. It’s well written, heartbreaking, inspiring, and captivating. I finished it in the space of just a few days. I will mention that I have my kids read Roll of Thunder in 6th grade. I feel this one is more appropriate (and wou ...more
Courtney Pyche
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
It’s been a long time since I’ve read about the Logan family, and after reading this, I think I may go back to read the books that missed. This book is the story of Cassie and her family from WWII through the Civil Rights Movement. It is a testament to the strength of Black Americans and a well-written narrative that illustrates how widespread racism in America always has been and how the realities of WWII helped pushed the Civil Rights movement into being. It’s a long book with many horrifying, ...more
Sep 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Mildred D Taylor brings her 45-year Logan family saga to a satisfying conclusion in this book. Her first book about the Logan's came out in 1975, and a year later her most famous book Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry which really began to chronicle the lives of the Logan's, was met with great acclaim. She released more books over the years, including a prequel in 2001, so this last book in 2020 has been long-awaited. *Some spoilers*

The book begins in early 1944 as Cassie's youngest brothers are abou
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All good book series must come to an end.
Even a book series from childhood.
The first book I read in this series, Roll of Thunder, sparked my love of reading.

We follow the story of this African American family from slavery, through two World Wars, Jim Crow, Segregation, the Civil Rights Movement, and finally to the inauguration of the the first African American President of the United States.

I have always seen myself in Cassie Logan. She was brown like me. She was from the south like me. She was
Oct 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So I’ve read Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry, but this book so much tops that one!! It’s definitely going in my favorites and in my list of wish list books! I laughed, I cried, I got angry, I had so many emotions reading this book! But they where all so good!!! I LOVE it!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Feb 20, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I loved Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry when I was in elementary school so I was excited about this read. I was disappointed because I felt like there wasn't a lot of depth to the character development but just a quick moving summary of Cassi's life. There were a lot of characters to keep track of and the ending was not satisfying. 2.5 stars ...more
Apr 09, 2020 added it
I won't rate it right now. But I'll say this, it wasn't quite what I was expecting. Some parts were good. Really good in fact, and some parts were not. But some parts of the book seemed rushed and weren't put together as well as they could have been. ...more

Forty-five years ago, Mildred D Taylor wrote SONG OF THE TREES, and a young Cassie Logan emerged. The following year, readers would meet Cassie and her family again in ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY – arguably Taylor’s most famous work. The next two decades, Taylor would chronicle the Logan family’s story over nine novels/novellas for the middle grade/ya audience. ⠀

Now, nearly twenty years since he
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
"Being colored was a way of life in America, and it was a full time job.”

Both my seven-year-old and my twenty-four-year-old selves don’t know how to feel. The entire book was essentially one big epilogue of Cassie’s life. Like the other books before it, it spared no punches. You looked at racism and segregation and the violence and pain that they wrought and it didn’t let you look away. Things just got more complicated because everyone was grown up. I’d say reading it in 2020 hits worse because
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Touching Novel

I'm a huge fan of Mildred D. Taylor and have missed her. The last book I read of hers was The Land. My favorite novel of hers. I liked this one very much too. Cassie's life is seen from a perspective as an adult post WWII and beyond. She is born in Jim Crow MS and leaves with her family to Toledo, OH due to problems with her family and new job prospects. She grows up there and when work becomes scarce because African Americans are being laid off due to White soldiers returning and
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I would recommend this book in a heart beat to any adult or young adult. Mildred Taylor knows how to tell a story. This is the end of the series of the Logan Family told through the eyes of a little girl who grows up in Mississippi during an era of segregation. The novel ends in the year 1963. Taylor wrote Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry which became the Winner of the 1977 Newbery Medal. On January 7, 2020 her 10th and final book was released concluding the Logan Family Saga, (can be read alone wit ...more
Another great read from Mildred D. Taylor, the author of "Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry." It is the last book in the series of Cassie Logan and her family from Mississippi, although you can enjoy it without having read the others. This book gives fascinating details of events leading up to the civil rights movement in America. It held my interest, although parts were too long and detailed. It seemed the ending was rushed, but overall the story was compelling, and I would definitely recommend it. ...more
Ageli Grant
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was nice to get an update on the character. I read Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry when I was in elementary school. I learned a lot. It made me want to learn more about Southern Voting laws. Hopefully there will be another book added to this series
The finest fiction lets you walk in someone else's shoes and see the world as they see it--or in this case, saw it. The Great Migration, the Freedom Riders, Voter Registration in Mississippi, even Los Angeles (south of Central Avenue) in the 1950s. A beautifully nuanced, thoughtful, heartbreaking look about what it meant to be black in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Brava Mildred Taylor! And thank you. ...more
Sep 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Interesting and satisfying conclusion to the Logan family books. Cassie's story was well integrated with the historical events of the time, but in some ways that made the book feel less immediate and personal than some of the previous books. ...more
Never Without a Book
Not the path I wanted for Cassie, but I get it.
I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for Ms. Mildred Taylor. I have followed Cassie's story my entire life. The last twenty percent of this book left me gutted. ...more
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I wanted this whole series about the Logan Family to never, ever end! Beautifully conceived and beautifully written, and so much more meaningful knowing it was based on Taylor's family's experience. The whole series covers the experience of growing up Black in America from post-Civil War days up to the Civil Rights era. Cassie's voice is provocative, just, and real, and the Logans are a wonderful family that you just want to be a part of. Their experiences with racism and injustice are horrible ...more
Maya B
Jul 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Logans...

This was my favorite series as a young adult. The author picked up right where she left off.
Recommend to those that enjoyed this series. 4.5 stars because I thought the ending could have been better.
Sherry Guice
I enjoyed reading the continuing story of the Logan family. The book spans several decades with the main characters as adults. I am not sure that it is a children's book. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry features the same characters as children...I am doubting the appeal of this book for middle school or high school students though the book is certainly powerful, beautifully written and timely. ...more
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an excellent coming of age story that spanned about 20 years. This is technically the 8th book in the ‘Roll of Thunder, Hear my cry’ series but it’s a stand alone as well. It took me a little bit to get into but then I was invested in the story and quickly finished it. Highly recommend.
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous final book of the series. Mildred Taylor is a wonderful writer. Highly recommend this book and the Logan series.
Marnie Mueller
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young adults and adults
Mildred D. Taylor’s ALL THE DAYS PAST, ALL THE DAYS TO COME is a young adult novel, the final book in a ten volume series for which Taylor has won innumerable awards, among them a Newbery Medal, four Coretta Scott King Awards, a Boston Globe—Horn Book Award, a L.A. Times Book Prize and the PEN Award for Children’s Literature.

I have never before read a young adult novel as I have no children and during my teens so many decades ago, they didn’t call them by that name. When I was asked to review t
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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 t

Other books in the series

Logans (8 books)
  • The Land (Logans, #1)
  • The Well: David's Story (Logans, #2)
  • Song of the Trees (Logans, #3)
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Logans, #4)
  • Let the Circle Be Unbroken (Logans, #5)
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