The Enduring Relevance and Wisdom of Mildred D. Taylor’s Circle Unbroken, by Dianne Johnson-Feelings

Book Reviews Dianne Johnson-Feelings Mildred D. Taylor at the University of Oklahoma, October 24, 2003 / Photo by Robert Taylor Generations of American schoolchildren have grown up with Cassie Logan and her brothers, Stacey, Christopher-John, and Clayton-Chester, otherwise known as Little Man. Through the pages of this remarkable series, narrated by the inimitable Cassie, readers have gotten to know these children, their parents, their grandparents and other extended family, and the communities that they belong to. Over Cassie’s shoulders, readers have had the privilege of peeking into the lives of the generations of people and stories that are so compelling that readers have remained enthralled with the saga since 1976. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry was published that year and went on to win numerous awards, including the 1977 Newbery Award, bestowed by the Association for Library Service for Children/American Library Association in recognition of “the most distinguished contribution to American Literature for Children.” It was also recognized with the Coretta Scott King Award, which celebrates “books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.” In 2003 Mildred D. Taylor was the inaugural recipient of World Literature Today’s NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature, which “celebrates literature that contributes to the quality of children’s... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

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