Let the circle be unbroken

Author Taylor, Mildred D.
Language English
Publisher
Prince Frederick MD: Recorded Books, 1994




Annotation:

Four black children growing up in rural Mississippi during the Depression experience racial antagonisms and hard times, but learn from their parents the pride and self-respect they need to survive.



Subjects :

  • United States
  • Fiction
  • Fiction.
  • Blacks
  • Self-perception
  • Mississippi
  • African Americans
  • Afro-Americans
  • Logan family (Fictitious characters : Taylor)
  • Juvenile fiction
  • Southern States
  • Coretta Scott King Award
  • Race relations
  • Social life and customs
  • Juvenile fiction.

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Author Illustrator(s) :

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Best Books :

  • Best Books for Young Adults, 1981 , American Library Association YALSA
  • Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 , H.W. Wilson
  • Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 , H.W. Wilson
  • Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000 , H.W. Wilson
  • Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005 , H.W. Wilson

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Awards, Honors & Prizes :

  • Jane Addams Children's Book Award , Honor Book , 1982, United States
  • Coretta Scott King Book Award , Winner , 1982, United States
  • George G. Stone Center for Children's Books Recognition of Merit Award , Winner , 1991, United States
  • Coretta Scott King Award--author , 1982

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award; Nominee 1984-1984 Kentucky
  • Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award; Nominee 1988-1988 Colorado

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Curriculum Tools :

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Reading Measurement Programs:


0553234366
Bantam Books (Toronto [Ontario] ;) 1984.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader Points 15


0803747489
Dial Press (New York:) 1981.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader Points 15

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level High School
Reading Level 7
Accelerated Reader Points 21


999999
Puffin () 1991.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader Points 15

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 850
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level High School
Reading Level 7
Accelerated Reader Points 21

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader Points 15

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 850
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level High School
Reading Level 7
Accelerated Reader Points 21

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader Points 15

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 850
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level High School
Reading Level 7
Accelerated Reader Points 21

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Reviews :

(Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices, 1981)
The Logans find strength and support in their family and their community as they and other blacks encounter the racism and the impact of government policy in rural Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930 s. (Honor Book: CCBC Straw Newbery Vote) CCBC Category: FICTION FOR OLDER READERS. 1981, Dial, 394 pages. Age 14 and older.
(PUBLISHER: Dial Press (New York:), PUBLISHED: c1981.)

(Bookbird Reviews)
The children, especially Cassie, are happy in their warm, stable family but outside is a climate of fear and tension. Their friend TJ goes on trial for murder and stands before an all-white jury. Cousin Suzella tries to pass for white, with humiliating consequences. Cassie realizes what it means to grow up black and powerless.
(PUBLISHER: Puffin Books (New York N.Y. U.S.A.:), PUBLISHED: 1991 c1981.)

(Bookbird Reviews)
The children, especially Cassie, are happy in their warm, stable family but outside is a climate of fear and tension. Their friend TJ goes on trial for murder and stands before an all-white jury. Cousin Suzella tries to pass for white, with humiliating consequences. Cassie realizes what it means to grow up black and powerless.
(PUBLISHER: Puffin Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: c1981 1991.)

(Bookbird Reviews)
The children, especially Cassie, are happy in their warm, stable family but outside is a climate of fear and tension. Their friend TJ goes on trial for murder and stands before an all-white jury. Cousin Suzella tries to pass for white, with humiliating consequences. Cassie realizes what it means to grow up black and powerless.
(PUBLISHER: Puffin, PUBLISHED: 1991,c1981.)

Terry Downie (Books for Keeps No. 26, May 1984)
This book was so painful that I don't want to read it again' was one of my pupils' comments on Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, the novel which precedes this. Both are set in the American South during the Depression and are about a Black family and the community in which they live. The Logans own their land and struggle to keep it in the face of harsh poverty and oppression. In Let the Circle, the central character, Cassie, is now eleven and still painfully learning what it means to be Black. The book is painfully illuminating. Warmth and strength and intelligence shine through the bitter injustice. I think, despite his comment, that the pupil I quoted will want to read the sequel. Both books deserve a wide audience. Category: Older Readers. . ...., Puffin Plus, 1.95. Ages 15 to adult.
(PUBLISHER: Puffin (Harmondsworth:), PUBLISHED: 1984 c1981.)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
This distinguished sequel to the Newbery Award-winning book Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry was nominated for a National Book Award and recognized as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. In her series of books about the Logan family, Taylor draws a stirring portrait of the history of black Americans--and the small successes that led to the great Civil Rights movement of the fifties and sixties. Life in the South was turbulent and frightening for black landowners like the Logans. For young Cassie Logan it was a time of growth, discovery and some very hard lessons about what it meant to be black in Mississippi. Her friend T.J. goes on trial for murder, confronting an all white justice system and greedy white landowners, who have set their sights on the Logan s farm. But with strength and perseverance, Cassie and all the Logans defy and survive even the deepest prejudice. n.d., Recorded Books, Unabridged CD - Library Edition; C3580, $120.75. Ages 13 to 18.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books Unabridged CD- Library Edition; C3580 $120.75., PUBLISHED: n.d.)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
This distinguished sequel to the Newbery Award-winning book Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry was nominated for a National Book Award and recognized as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. In her series of books about the Logan family, Taylor draws a stirring portrait of the history of black Americans--and the small successes that led to the great Civil Rights movement of the fifties and sixties. Life in the South was turbulent and frightening for black landowners like the Logans. For young Cassie Logan it was a time of growth, discovery and some very hard lessons about what it meant to be black in Mississippi. Her friend T.J. goes on trial for murder, confronting an all white justice system and greedy white landowners, who have set their sights on the Logan s farm. But with strength and perseverance, Cassie and all the Logans defy and survive even the deepest prejudice. n.d., Recorded Books, Unabridged Cassette - Library Edition; 94411, $90.75. Ages 13 to 18.
(PUBLISHER: Recorded Books (Prince Frederick MD:), PUBLISHED: p1994.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
Prince Frederick MD: Recorded Books, 1994

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording

078870186X
9780788701863
Sequel to: Roll of thunder hear my cry.
Unabridged.
Puffin, 1991

Media Type: Language Material
394p
F
9780140348927
0140348921
New York: Puffin Books, 1991

Media Type: Language Material
394 p. ;
PZ7.T21723
0140348921
9780140348927
An NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Book in the Field of Social Studies.
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
Sequel to Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry.
Originally published in the United States by Dial Books 1981.
Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award.
Nominated for the National Book Award.
New York N.Y. U.S.A.: Puffin Books, 1991

Media Type: Language Material
394 p. ;
PZ7.T21723 ([Fic])
9780140348927
0140348921
Originally published New York: Dial Press 1981.
Sequel to Roll of thunder hear my cry.
Harmondsworth: Puffin, 1984

Media Type: Language Material
315p. ;
(813/.54)
0140316051
9780140316056
9295129849
0119295129843
Originally published New York: Dial 1981 ; London: Gollancz 1982.
Toronto [Ontario] ; Bantam Books, 1984

Media Type: Language Material
339 p. ;
(F/Tay)
0553234366
9780553234367
Sequel to Roll of thunder hear my cry.
New York: Puffin Books, 1981

Media Type: Language Material
paperback 394 p. ;
0140348921
9780140348927
Dial Pr., 1981

Media Type: Language Material
394 p.
([Fic]%2 19)
0844085111
9780844085111
New York: Dial Press, 1981

Media Type: Language Material
394 p. ;
PZ7.T21723 Le
9780803747487
0803747489
Sequel to Roll of thunder hear my cry.
New York: Dial Press, 1981

Media Type: Language Material
394 p. ;
PZ7.T21723 ([Fic])
0803747489
9780803747487
Sequel to Roll of thunder hear my cry.
Recorded Books Unabridged CD- Library Edition; C3580 $120.75.,

Media Type:

9781419373435
1419373439

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