Mississippi Bridge

Mississippi Bridge


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Mississippi Bridge by Mildred D. Taylor, Max Ginsburg

Another powerful story in the Logan Family Saga and companion to Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

A day of conflict and tragedy.

Cassie Logan and her brothers watch as the weekly bus from Jackson comes splashing through a heavy rainstorm—they are there to see their grandmother off on a trip. One by one, the passengers board the bus. But this is Mississippi in the 1930s, so when several white passengers arrive at the last minute, the driver roughly orders the black passengers off the bus, including Cassie’s grandmother. Then, disaster strikes in the rain, and the children witness a shocking end to the day’s drama.

"Taylor, a powerful storyteller, again combines authentic incidents to create a taut plot...Her cry for justice always rings true."—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141308173
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 06/28/2000
Series: Logan Family Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 1,203,941
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.24(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Mildred D. Taylor is the author of nine novels including The Road to MemphisLet the Circle Be UnbrokenThe LandThe Well, and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Her books have won numerous awards, among them a Newbery Medal (for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry), four Coretta Scott King Awards, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Her book The Land was awarded the L.A. Times Book Prize and the PEN Award for Children's Literature. In 2003, Ms. Taylor was named the First Laureate of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature. Ms. Taylor now devotes her time to her family, writing, and what she terms "the family ranch" in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

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Mississippi Bridge 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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 .
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.