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All the Days Past, All the Days to Come

(Logans #8)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  232 ratings  ·  53 reviews
The saga of the Logan family--made famous in the Newbery Medal-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry--concludes in a long-awaited and deeply fulfilling story.

In her tenth book, Mildred Taylor completes her sweeping 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
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Viking Books for Young Readers
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Richie Partington
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Richies 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 shouldve been doing for years.
Well, theyre doing it now.
Bout time, said Uncle Hammer, not totally conceding the
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
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
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

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 Taylors most famous work. The next two decades, Taylor would chronicle the Logan familys story over nine novels/novellas for the middle grade/ya audience. ⠀

Now, nearly twenty years since her last
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 ...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.
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 its 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. ...more
Marnie Mueller
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young adults and adults
Mildred D. Taylors 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 GlobeHorn Book Award, a L.A. Times Book Prize and the PEN Award for Childrens Literature.

I have never before read a young adult novel as I have no children and during my teens so many decades ago, they didnt call them by that name. When I was asked to review the
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cassie Logan and her brothers (from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry!) are adults now and anxious to find their lives away from Mississippi where they can no longer tolerate the racial bigotry. They hope to find more opportunities and better treatment in the North. Cassie moves from Mississippi to Ohio, then California and Colorado, and back to Ohio. She has the crushing realization that, although there are no physical signs saying "WHITES ONLY" in the North, the conditions and unspoken racial ...more
Tracy Manaster
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book. Damn. I mean, this. Book.
Discursive in the manner of a family saga straight from its matriarchthis astonishing novel pulses without the power of oral tradition.

It was so many things:

A chance to reunite with some of the most beloved childhood characters.

An unflinching, exhausting look at the realities of the Black Logan family in the American southand mid-west...and north and west coast as the Civil Rights movement slowly, painfully gains momentum. Theres so much pain, and humor, and
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
The Dope Librarian
I feel in love with the Logan family back in 99/00 when I first read Roll of Thunder Hear my cry. Since then, I have the entire series multiple times and every time it truly gets to me. This book was no different. I honestly laughed and cried the entire read.

My heart is full and I am still processing the life of Cassie Logan. Mildred has a way of pulling readers in and leaving you with your thoughts. With each read, I just know that Cassie exists.

Family is truly where the heart is. Nothing can
All the Days Past, All the Day to Come
Quick overall rating good read. If you love the Logan family it was great. If you enjoy historical fiction good choice.

If you want more detail look no more and read.
I had to sit a minute after reading this book to really access how I felt about the book. It was a good book, but it would have been a great book if we as readers were given just one more page to fill the gaping hole of what happened to Cassie from 1963 - 2009.
The book did a great job of
Laura Gardner
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cassie Logan has endured many trials through the nine previous books by Mildred D. Taylor, but in this book, the tenth of the series, she is tested perhaps most of all. Cassie Logan and her brothers have moved away from Mississippi as part of the Great Migration -- first to Ohio and then to California, Colorado and eventually Boston, Massachusetts where she is the only Black lawyer at her firm. An early experience of civil disobedience in Ohio exposes Cassie to the fact that the north is still ...more
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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All the Days Past, All the Days to Come is the tenth and final book in the Logan Family saga. Written by award-winning author Mildred D. Taylor, this character-driven novel is a beautiful tribute to love, life, and family. All the Days Past provides readers with a front row seat to the tumultuous American civil rights movement. Heroine Cassie experiences love and loss, maturing as a character and narrator. Taylor writes with vivid
Feb 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Mildred D. Taylor is such a great storyteller that I easily fell back into the lives of beloved characters from the Logan family.

There are a couple of things that threw me off, though. All the family members are now adults which makes me wonder why this is labeled YA. Much of the storylines revolve around marriage and kids, things that do not tend to appeal highly to teens. There is also a large period of time covered (about 20 years) which leads to major events from the civil rights era being
Shirley Freeman
Taylor continues the saga of the Logan family begun with the 1976 Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry. Cassie Logan continues to narrate her family's story. Her parents and grandma remain on the hard-won land in Mississippi while the boys, one by one, head north to Toledo. Children who read the Logan's story will gain an understanding of the great migration, black soldiers serving in WWII and returning to the same old injustices, black voter registration drives, lunch counter and bus integration ...more
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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After her brothers came home from serving in World War II to an unchanged Mississippi, Cassie Logan joined them in Toledo, moved to California and then Boston, becoming a lawyer and finally returning to the family land in Mississippi to help run voter registration drives in 1963.
This chronicles some of the most painful parts of the civil rights movement from the point of view of a Mississippi family we've come to know and love. It is both sweeping and personal, and a fitting end to the Logan
Jennifer Leonard
When I first started teaching I was introduced to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, and it has become one of my favorite children's books. All the Days Past, All the Days to Come is the final book in the saga of the Logan family. It follows Cassie Logan from a young adult to a married young woman in Los Angeles, then a Boston law-student and beyond. What makes this book especially good is the way that Taylor juxtaposes Cassie's life story with the story of what happened in the United States in terms ...more
Debbie Roby
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This culminating book in the Logan Family series is absolutely terrific, and shows great insight into
life as a black girl in deep south Mississippi from the 1940s through the early days of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. The readers who have read the several books in this series have come to know Cassie Logan and her family, from her earliest days as a young, bright elementary student. This final book is a wonderful stand-along novel, however, that requires no background reading to enjoy
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was a tough read - there is just so much going on. The Logan family saga continues in this book and we follow them through their northern migration all the way through the killing of Medgar Evers. It is a fantastic overview of the civil rights era from a first person point of view.

Cassie is still incredibly annoying, but she didn't lose her spirit as she got older. I worried that she would become sort of flat like Laura Wilder and Anne of Green Gables did towards the end of their series.
Leslie Bryan
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
The final book about the Logan family is one rich in historical detail. I appreciate this door for a new generation to learn about the struggles for Civil Rights. The sacrifices made by everyday individuals is by far the main focus over the well-known accomplishments of the heroes of the movement.

The book was a bit long. Some of the narrative seemed superfluous and didnt add much to the heart of Cassies story. But, nonetheless, Im happy to have this final peek into the Logans lives. I have
Feb 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: teen, adult
This was a really interesting take on the journey to and through the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of a young adult. A lot of ground was covered and it was very much a history lesson as much as a novel. You don't have to have read the other books in the series or even remember what happened as this stands on its own. There was much that was overwritten and I think it would have been better as two books and the ending was far too rushed, but when you're the award winning author of "Roll ...more
Victoria Law
The saga of the Logan family continues!! This lacks the texture of the previous Logan novels, in large part because Taylor follows Cassie from her high school days in 1942 to the death of Medgar Evers in 1963. Thats a lot to cover in a mere 483 pages and its unfair to expect Taylor to embed the reader as fully as she did in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry or Let the Circle Be Unbroken.

That said, I tore through it and am glad its in the world. (And more than a Little sad to leave that world again)
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even though this is the final book in the series, Mildred D. Taylor does an excellent job making sure readers know the characters and past events. It is a heartbreaking look at the evils of systemic racism. Whether you know Cassi and the Logan family from Roll the Thunder, Hear My Cry or are picking this book up as a stand alone, it is an engaging page turner.
Shirley Conley
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an intimate view of the Civil rights movement as told through the eyes of a Black Family from Mississippi. It is the story of the Logan family and how the move to freedom affected them from the 1940s through the election of Barack Obama. This history will touch your heart and proves you can go home again and make significant changes to your life and the lives of others.
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A refresher for me about the horrendous treatment of black families in our free country. I am grateful to this current generation of wonderful black writers who continue to enlighten those of us who grew up not knowing about all the inhumane things that happened to their families on a daily basis. ...more
Leonard Kim
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At nearly 500 pages, I am not sure who the reader is for this (maybe the reader of Wiles Revolution). Certainly Part I and II could have been published as separate novels. The book is grand. The flap says this is the concluding book, though it seems previous books have made the same claim, and there are loose threads that could be taken up. ...more
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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

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)
  • The Road to Memphis (Logans, #6)
  • The Gold Cadillac (Logans, #7)

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