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Publisher's Summary

Another powerful story in the Logan Family Saga and companion to Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

For David Logan, a time of distress means taking the higher road.

During a drought, the Logan family shares their well water with their neighbors, black and white alike. But David's brother Hammer finds it hard to share with Charlie Simms, who torments them because they are black. Hammer's pride and Charlie's meanness are a dangerous combination, and tensions between the boys build and build - until they explode.

©2017 Mildred D. Taylor (P)2017 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"A compelling novel about prejudice and the saving power of human dignity." ( School Library Journal)

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This book will keep you on the edge from beginning to end. Mildred D.Taylor always provide the fine details to southern living for African Americans during this time period.