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The Gold Cadillac

Authors: Taylor, Mildred D.
Lexile: 650,
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
BISAC/Subject: JUV013000, JUV030060, JUV011010
ISBN: 9781101657973, Related ISBNs: 0140389636, 0525595090, 0525595104, 0803703422, 0803703430
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 48,
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: Another powerful story in the Logan Family Saga and companion to Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

A drive South becomes dangerous for ‘lois and her family. 

'Lois and Wilma are proud of their father's brand-new gold Cadillac, and excited that the family will be driving it all the way from Ohio to Mississippi. But as they travel deeper into the rural South, there are no admiring glances for the shiny new car; only suspicion and anger for the black man behind the wheel. For the first time in their lives, Lois and her sister know what it's like to feel scared because of the color of their skin.


"A personal, poignant look at a black child's first experience with institutional racism."--The New York Times
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