Growing up in the Deep South during the 1930s, 9-year-old Cassie Logan has led a sheltered life. But one trouble-filled year takes all of that away. Cassie is forced to confront the prejudices that face her African-American family and learns to value the land that they own. Winner of the 1977 Newbery Medal.
Page Turners Author Taylor emphasizes the benefits of independence and the strength of family bonds.