Mildred Taylor By Molly Sedlock, and Simon Jefferson
Facts • Taylor’s books are about her family • Taylor is an author for many children books.
Examples • People might’ve treated African Americans differently because of their skin so whites thought that they were better than blacks. • Still today people treat African Americans different but most people now treat them like any other person around them.
Details • She graduated from the University of Toledo. • Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry (the book we are reading in class) won a Newbery Medal in 1990.
More Facts • She was born in Jackson, Mississippi 1943 • Four months later Taylor moved to Toledo, Ohio
More Examples • After graduating from the University of Toledo Taylor joined the Peace Corps in Ethiopia • Once back from Ethiopia she went to the University of Colorado School of Journalism • She earned a Master of Arts degree.
More Details • In all of her stories she has shown the struggles of African Americans families in the early 1900s • In her school in Toledo she was the only African American child in her class.
Even more facts • She was the daughter of Wilbert Lee and Deletha Marie. • The first book she ever wrote was Song of the Trees. • She won some awards for her books such as the Coretta Scott King award on three of her books.
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