Mississippi Bridge

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By Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher Skylark
Mississippi Bridge
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Another powerful story in the Logan Family Saga and companion to Mildred D. Taylors Newbery Awardwinning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.A day of conflict and tragedy.Jeremy Simms watches from the porch of the general store as the weekly bus from Jackson comes through his town. His neighbor Stacey Logan and Staceys brothers and sister are there to see their grandmother off on a trip. Jeremys friend Josias Williams is taking the bus to his new job. But Josias and the Logans are black, and in Mississippi in the 1930s, black people cant ride the bus if that means there wont be enough room for white people to ride. When several white passengers arrive at the last minute, the driver sends Josias and Staceys grandmother off the bus. Then comes a terrifying moment that unites all the townspeople in a nightmare that will change their lives forever.Well written and thought provoking, this book will haunt readers and generate much discussion.School Library Journal

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8672 words8,672 words
64 pages64 pages
Lexile 810LLexile 810L
Grade 3 to 6Grade 3 to 6
Published 1992Published 1992

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