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The Land

The Land

Fall 2001 Fiction
Ages: 12 & Up
Author: Mildred Taylor
ISBN: 0803719507
Hardcover Price: $17.99
Review:
Paul-Edward grew up on his father's land in Georgia during and immediately after the Civil War. His father had been a slave owner, and his mother had been a slave. He and his older sister were taught by their white father and their white half-brothers. Paul, who could "pass for white," truly loves the family he was born into and the land he was born on. Nonetheless, he grows increasingly embittered by racial injustices in his family and outside it. At 14 he runs away with Mitchell, a black neighbor who becomes his friend. Paul enters manhood obsessed with obtaining land in Mississippi for himself. This is an enthralling story of adversity (most of it man-made, of course) and of patience.
Kemie Nix   ©2001 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC) is a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense in selecting books children love to read.

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