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The Road to Memphis (1992)

by Mildred D. Taylor, Mildred D. Taylor

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This is a dramatic and sad book but you wil say I love this book when your done reading the book .
  Livy2 | Oct 25, 2013 |
In the series of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. RGG: Beautifully written. The racism is horrific. Cassie's heart beating faster is wonderful.
  rgruberexcel | Sep 4, 2012 |
In the series of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. RGG: Beautifully written. The racism is horrific. Cassie's heart beating faster is wonderful.
  rgruberexcel | Sep 4, 2012 |
In the series of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. RGG: Beautifully written. The racism is horrific. Cassie's heart beating faster is wonderful.
  rgruberexcel | Sep 4, 2012 |
The Road to Memphis takes readers through the trials and tribulations of an 18 year old African American female named Cassie Logan. This is Mildred Taylor’s third book featuring Cassie as a main character. The story takes place in small town Mississippi in the 1940’s. Cassie’s family and friends are up against typical circumstances associated with heavily racial South in this era including constant belittling and bullying from their Caucasian peers. Cassie attends school in the city of Jackson for a better education with the ultimate goal of becoming a lawyer. On the way to Jackson Cassie, her brother Stacey, and friends stop in Strawberry to fix a flat tire. Fed up with the abuse, a friend of Cassie’s named Moe looses control and hits three white men with a crowbar. The group is now faced with the challenge of getting Moe to the train station in Tennessee where he can travel to Chicago and be safe. After a rocky start I began to fall in love the characters, plot, and themes of this book. It has your predictable characters but some that stand out in unique ways for example a white boy named Jeremy who played a crucial role in helping Moe get out of Strawberry. I would recommend this book to young readers due to its historical references of African American life in the south and event leading up to WWII. Some of the dialogue and continuous use of the N word could be somewhat distracting. Overall the unselfish acts of those that had so little but still willing to give would be inspiring to any young reader. Grade 9 and up. ( )
  eussery | Apr 29, 2012 |
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The third novel in a series which started with Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, The Road to Memphis catches up with the Logan family in 1941. Cassie is entering her last year of high school in Jackson, Mississippi and her older brother Stacey is driving his first car. After a family trip to Memphis, a sequence of events, including pregnancy, death and the intrusions of Pearl Harbor and World War II wreaks havoc on the family, threatening to separate them from each other, perhaps forever. Drawing upon their strength as a family and the support of their community, the Logans fight for survival, particularly Cassie, who dreams of becoming a lawyer. The Road to Memphis won the 1991 Coretta Scott King Award.

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In 1941 a black youth, sadistically teased by two white boys in rural Mississippi, severely injures one of them with a tire iron and enlists Cassie's help in trying to flee the state. Set in Mississippi in 1941, The Road to Memphis describes three harrowing, unforgettable days in the life of an African-American high school girl dreaming of law school. Caught up in the center of tense racial dramas unfolding around her, Cassie Logan is forced to confront the adult world as never before. A Coretta Scott King Author Award Book.… (more)

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