This unforgettable saga of racial tensions in the turbulent South has become a modern classic. Now on its 25th anniversary, the Newbery Medal winner is being reissued for a new generation of readers. "Taylor . . . writes not with rancor or bitterness of indignities, but with pride, strength, and respect for humanity".--"The New York Times Book Review".
Winner of the 1977 Newbery Medal, this is a remarkably moving novel -- one that has impressed the hearts and minds of millions of readers. Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, it is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And, too, it is Cassie's story -- Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to the Logan family, even as she learns to draw strength from her own sense of dignity and self-respect.