Ten things about this author:
- Born in Jackson, Mississippi on September 13, 1943.
- Grew up in Toledo, Ohio.
- Currently lives in Colorado.
- Has one daughter.
- She graduated from the University of Toledo (Ohio) in 1965.
- Authored several books about the struggle of the African American in the deep South.
- Stories based on her own and her family experiences.
- Won the Newbery Award in 1977 for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.
- In 1987 she wrote The Gold Cadillac.
- Other titles include Song of the Trees (Book 1 of the Logan series, 1975) and Let the Circle be Unbroken (Book 3 of the Logan series, 1981).
By now you should know that the author is Mildred D. Taylor. Learn more about Taylor on her publisher's site at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/30681/mildred-d-taylor/.