Cassie Logan, who readers first met in Song of the Trees and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, is a young woman now, searching for her place in the world. It's a journey that takes her from Toledo to California, to law school in Boston, and, ultimately, in the 60s, home to Mississippi to participate in voter registration. She is witness to the now-historic events of the century: the Great Migration north, the rise of the civil rights movement, preceded and precipitated by the racist society of America, and the often violent confrontations that brought about change.
Rich, compelling storytelling is author Mildred Taylor's hallmark, and she fulfills expectations as she brings to a close the stirring family story that has absorbed her for over forty years. Long-awaited and deeply fulfilling, this is a compelling conclusion to Cassie's story, but an equally satisfying stand-alone story about a woman finding her place in a complicated world.
"Taylor deftly sketches the strong characters of this tight-knit, though increasingly far-flung, family, and offers insights into seismic social movements and systematic oppression in the grim realities of racism faced by the family. A memorable heroine and her keen sense of injustice propel this satisfying conclusion to a landmark family saga." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||14 and up|
|Author||Mildred D. Taylor|
|Publication Date||Jan 7, 2020|
|Publisher||Viking Books for Young Readers|