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Publisher's Summary

Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year, the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she is black, to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride, for no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away.

©2001 Mildred D. Taylor (P)2001 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

Critic Reviews

"Vivid - complex - powerful - convincing - The novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence." (Booklist)

"Recorded Books' commitment to producing outstanding classics for young people has never been more obvious than in this recording of one of the best books ever to win the Newbery Award.... Lynne Thigpen, one of the welcome new African-American narrators, is so convincing that it could be Cassie herself telling what happened." ( AudioFile)

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  • Tami Fowler
  • 05-04-2013

Chapter Breaks....Just thought I'd add these

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes

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Ch1) 00:27 Ch2) 47:16 Ch3) 1:02:22, Ch4) 1:44:12 Ch5) 2:37:34 Ch6) 2:59:39 Ch7) 3:38:12 Ch8) 4:29:05 Ch9) 5:06:07 Ch10) 5:40:51 Ch11) 6:17:30 Ch12) 6:41:24

23 of 28 people found this review helpful

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  • Cherie
  • 12-06-2006

Good story

This is a great story about a black family's struggle in the 1930's in the Southern USA. I used the narrative (with the paperback books) in my middle school class (for 2 years now) and the students love it. Most of them have very limited knowledge of the Civil Rights struggle in America. We used the book along with speeches by JFK and ML King, Jr and segments of the Harriett Tubman story to survey slavery and civil rights in the United States. The narrarator does an excellent job telling this story. My students couldn't wait to get to the end, and then they wanted to read the next book in the Mildred Taylor collection!

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  • Argiro
  • 13-12-2011

Wrong chapters

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The chapters are completely off with the book. I use the audiobook for my reading class, and while the audiobook says chapter one, we were at the end of chapter 2. NOT TEACHER-FRIENDLY!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-01-2018

Recapturing after 25 years

As a homeschool mom, this audio book has helped me to recapture the telling truth of Blacks in America before rereading, this time with my own child. The narrators spoke with proper emphasis and diction, taking nothing from Ms. Taylor's writing, making me crave more of the story. This has been a superb experience that I'm sad has ended.

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  • mia smith
  • 22-05-2016

This book was great!

Lynne Thigpen does a great job narrating this book! I listen to this while im going to sleep all night the time! I would reccomend it to any and everyone even if your not really into historical fiction. I really like all the other books by Mildred D Taylor as well. Great book! 😀

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Georgia
  • 17-10-2009

Beautiful!

The narrator is incredible, the story is beautiful and educational. A wonderful story which will lead to many enriching conversations about black history.

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  • Tony Hood II
  • 13-10-2018

Powerful

This was masterfully done and was a joy to listen. Greatly appreciated this read. T

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-08-2018

never get rid of it this book tells the truth

this book shows love and alot of other things like a stronge family with willpower

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  • TeacherMom
  • 29-08-2018

Well Read

A good companion to the novel. I use this to supplement read aloud in my classroom. It definitely helps with the dialect and language which truly adds to the tone and mood of the story.

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  • Bargainstore1
  • 22-08-2018

Awesome

I love this book so much
Keep working hard and I can’t wait for more!

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  • Marion Francis
  • 09-11-2017

I was disappointed the book ended.

Thank you
I read and enjoyed this book so much. I actually went back in time and. Felt every feeling and emotion. I also bought a version for my grand Son another way to teach our history’.

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  • Bookyworm
  • 29-07-2017

AmaZing

I liked how the book is so descriptive and very realistic. Also the audiobook creates a great atmosphere and makes you more tense, happy, sad and scared of events in the book.
I would recommend this to 12 year old readers who are good at underetanding complex meanings and storylines.
I rated this 5 stars because there is ABSOLUTELY nothing bad about it. Even though the n word is used, kt has to be, because thats what people were called in those days

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  • Marvel
  • 07-10-2018

Excellent and gripping from start to finish!

The story was brilliant and the narration helped the story along the journey. Would listen to it again!

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  • Mrs P J Taylor
  • 17-06-2018

A beautiful story of injustice and family.

A wonderful story which was read brilliantly. I felt Luke I knew the characters and felt their pain.

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  • Annette Brazier
  • 26-04-2016

This should be on everyone's book list.

A story full of everything. Seen through the eyes of a child. The best way to view such stories.

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  • Miss K E Joseph
  • 07-04-2016

fabulous, sad when it finished, I wanted more

this is a brilliant story. will have you completely gripped. some bits so sad, some so tense and some will make you want to high five someone!

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  • Ruth Gamble
  • 07-03-2016

Brilliant

I first read this book at school around 15 years ago, as brilliant, thought provoking and important as I remember. A brilliant story on many levels and a true coming of age story. A must read for children and adults.