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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Whose Birthday is September 13? #2

What author is our #2 author to share our September 13 birthday?

Ten things about this author:

  1. Born in Jackson, Mississippi on September 13, 1943.
  2. Grew up in Toledo, Ohio.
  3. Currently lives in Colorado.
  4. Has one daughter.
  5. She graduated from the University of Toledo (Ohio) in 1965.
  6. Authored several books about the struggle of the African American in the deep South.
  7. Stories based on her own and her family experiences.
  8. Won the Newbery Award in 1977 for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.
  9. In 1987 she wrote The Gold Cadillac.
  10. 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

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:50 AM

    The poem from Roll of Thunder always goes through my head.