©1987 Mildred D. Taylor, Max Ginsburg; (P)2008 Penguin
"A powerful story....Readers will be haunted by its drama and emotion." (Booklist)
Engaging, realistic, historic
The image of Tom Bee pulling himself down the road with his gunshot wound.
Her linguistic variations made it easier for the students to grasp the story.
Yes. When John Wallace stood in the store doorway with the shotgun.
Mildred Taylor's stories are simply told, but do not spare either the young or old the complexities or deep sorrow of this time period in the segregated south. Her plots are never trite or even predictable. The narrator does a terrific job.
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