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The Land

Authors: Taylor, Mildred D.
Genres: Historical Fiction
Topics: Civil Rights Movement, Civil War, African American History/Interest
Lexile: 760,
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
BISAC/Subject: JUV013030, JUV011010, JUV005000
ISBN: 9781440650840, Related ISBNs: 0142501468, 0803719507, 1101997567, 1440650845, 9780142501467
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 400,
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: The son of a prosperous landowner and a former slave, Paul-Edward Logan is unlike any other boy he knows. His white father has acknowledged him and raised him openly-something unusual in post-Civil War Georgia. But as he grows into a man he learns that life for someone like him is not easy. Black people distrust him because he looks white. White people discriminate against him when they learn of his black heritage. Even within his own family he faces betrayal and degradation. So at the age of fourteen, he sets out toward the only dream he has ever had: to find land every bit as good as his father's, and make it his own. Once again inspired by her own history, Ms. Taylor brings truth and power to the newest addition to the award-winning Logan family stories.
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