Mississippi Bridgeby Mildred D. Taylor, Max Ginsburg
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 Stacey's brothers and sister are there to see their grandmother off on a trip. Jeremy's 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… See more details below
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 Stacey's brothers and sister are there to see their grandmother off on a trip. Jeremy's 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 can't ride the bus if that means there won't be enough room for white people to ride. When several white passengers arrive at the last minute, the driver sends Josias and Stacey's grandmother off the bus. Then comes a terrifying moment that unites all the townspeople in a nightmare that will change their lives forever.
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Meet the Author
"I do not know how old I was when the daydreams became more than that, and I decided to write them down, but by the time I entered high school, I was confident that I would one day be a writer." Mildred D. Taylor
Newbery Award-winning author, Mildred D. Taylor, was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from the University of Toledo, she spent two years in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps teaching English and history. Returning to the United States, Ms. Taylor entered the University of Colorado's School of Journalism, from which she received her Master of Arts degree. As a member of the Black Student Alliance, she worked with students and University officials in structuring a Black Studies program at the University. She currently lives in Colorado.
"From as far back as I can remember, my father taught me a different history from the one I learned in school. By the fireside in our Ohio home and in Mississippi, where I was born and where my father's family had lived since the days of slavery, I had heard about our past. It was not an organized history beginning in a certain year, but one told through storiesstories about great-grandparents and aunts and uncles and others that stretched back through the years of slavery and beyond. It was a history of ordinary people, some brave, some not so brave, but basically people who had done nothing more spectacular than survive in a society designed for their destruction."
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Jeremy Simms is a boy who treats black people right. He doesn't treat them badly like others do. In those days black people are not treated right. Miz Hattie was white and she got to try on a hat when the black girl didn't. Josias and the other black people got thrown off the bus because there wasn't any room for the white people . The bus was going to cross the bridge but it was covered in fog and you could barely see. We thought the bookwas sad but good . It was good becuse it talks about history and how they treated black people .The language was hard to read .
If you like books that have happened in earlier in life you will probably like this Book. You should probably read this whole book at one time, so you don¿t forget any parts. Mississippi Bridge (the book) is about four black kids and one white kid who is trying to be friends with the black kids. There is one bus ride that changes every ones life in the story. If you like the type of story that could be real but it¿s not real you will really like this story. If I could give this story more then 5 stars I would give it 500 stars because it is such a surprising and wonderful book. And I guarantee you will like this book. Now if you want to find out what happens in the story you should probably read the book. If you read this book I hope you like it.
Mississippi Bridge is as sad as it is great. One of the best books I ever read. If I could give this book 1,000 stars I would. This book is historical and suspenseful at the same time. If I could write a second Mississippi Bridge I would. If you like black history this is the book for you. Here¿s the outline of the story. The Login family¿s grandma goes off on a trip. So they start to go back to family friends house when something terrible will happen. Read it to find out what happens.