The Gold Cadillac


Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101657979
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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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 drive South becomes dangerous for ‘lois and her family. 'Lois and Wilma are proud of their father's brand-new gold Cadillac, and excited that the family will be driving it all the way from Ohio to Mississippi. But as they travel deeper into the rural South, there are no admiring glances for the shiny new car; only suspicion and anger for the black man behind the wheel. For the first time in their lives, Lois and her sister know what it's like to feel scared because of the color of their skin. "A personal, poignant look at a black child's first experience with institutional racism."--The New York Times From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Gold Cadillac


Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0140389636
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 43
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Two African-American girls living in the North are proud of their family's beautiful new 1950 Cadillac, until they take it on a visit to the South and encounter racial prejudice for the first time. Reprint.

The Gold Cadillac: A Fancy New Car and an Unforgettable Drive


Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780780780798
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 43
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Two black girls living in the North are proud of their family's beautiful new Cadillac until they take it on a visit to the South and encounter racial prejudice for the first time.

The Friendship and the Gold Cadillac


Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 9780440413073
Category: African Americans
Page: 96
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Four children witness a confrontation between an elderly black man and a white storekeeper in rural Mississippi in the 1930s; and two black girls living in the North are proud of their family's beautiful new Cadillac until they take it on a visit to the South and encounter racial prejudice for the first time.

The Friendship


Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101657960
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 56
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Cassie witnesses a black man address a white storekeeper by his first name. "A powerful story . . .Readers will be haunted by its drama and emotion long after they have closed the book." --Booklist

Cadillac Desert

The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition
Author: Marc Reisner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440672828
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 672
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"The definitive work on the West's water crisis." --Newsweek The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological and economic disaster. In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth. He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the West. Based on more than a decade of research, Cadillac Desert is a stunning expose and a dramatic, intriguing history of the creation of an Eden--an Eden that may only be a mirage. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Friendship and ; The Gold Cadillac

Two Stories
Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Skylark
ISBN: N.A
Category: African American families
Page: 87
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The friendship: Four children witness a confrontation between an elderly black man and a white storekeeper in rural Mississippi in the 1930s. -- The gold Cadillac: Two black girls living in the North are proud of their family's beautiful new Cadillac until they take i on a visit to the South and encounter racial prejudice for the first time.

The Land


Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101997567
Category: YOUNG ADULT FICTION
Page: 416
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"Paul-Edward Logan is unlike any other boy he knows. The son of a prosperous landowner and a former slave, Paul-Edward Logan is unlike any other boy he knows. He has been raised openly by his father - something unusual in post-Civil War Georgia. But as he grows into a man he learns that life for someone like him is not easy. Black people distrust him because he looks white. White people discriminate against him when they learn of his heritage. Even within his own family he faces betrayal and degradation. And when a rash act of youthful rebellion forces Paul-Edward to leave his home behind forever, he has nowhere to go except toward the only dream he has ever had- to find land every bit as good as his father's, and make it his own."

Stuart's Cape


Author: Sara Pennypacker,Martin Matje
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439301800
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 55
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A quick, inventive chapter book featuring an unusual hero--an eight-year-old worrier. We meet Stuart pressed against a rainy window, worried and bored. Worried, because hundreds of things could go wrong in a new house, a new town, a new school. Bored, because he has no one to play with and because his collection of Valuable Things disappeared during the move. He really needs an adventure. In one fateful moment, it all becomes clear: Stuart realizes that in order to have adventure, he needs a cape! After all, don't all those superheroes have capes? Each day the cape brings a different and unexpected adventure. He entertains a gorilla, a horse, and a dinosaur in his bedroom.

The Well


Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101657952
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 96
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Another powerful story in the Logan Family Saga and companion to Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. For David Logan, a time of distress means taking the higher road. During a drought, the Logan family shares their well water with their neighbors, black and white alike. But David’s brother Hammer finds it hard to share with Charlie Simms, who torments them because they are black. Hammer’s pride and Charlie’s meanness are a dangerous combination, and tensions between the boys build and build—until they explode. * “A compelling novel about prejudice and the saving power of human dignity."—School Library Journal, starred review From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cadillac Chronicles


Author: Brett Hartman
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
ISBN: 193595542X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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Sixteen year-old Alex Riley’s top priorities in life are to find his long-absent father and a girl with a decent set of breasts. But his mother has a knack for sabotaging his plans. To advance her political career, she takes in an elderly black man named Lester Bray. Lester arrives with a vintage Cadillac and an old man's personality. It takes only a week for Alex's mother to ask Lester to leave. That makes Alex angry. On the morning of his eviction, Lester and Alex set out on a road trip ostensibly to find the boy's father in Ft. Lauderdale. But the two don't just head south. They also cross through un-navigated political, racial, and personal territory. A wild ride, Cadillac Chronicles explores what it means to—finally—find a real friend. Brett Hartman lived an unremarkable life in Fort Lauderdale until May 18, 1983, when he was arrested for aggravated battery. While away at Auburn University, he suffered a psychotic breakdown and months of intensive treatment. Though he made a full recovery, the events of that period never left him. He continued his education at Indiana State, where he received a doctorate in clinical psychology; he has worked as a psychologist ever since. His memoir Hammerhead 84 covers his journey through the mental health industry. Cadillac Chronicles is his debut novel. He lives in Albany, New York, with his wife and their two sons.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry


Author: Linda Beech,Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780590389273
Category: Education
Page: 16
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Winner of the Newbery Medal, this remarkably moving novel has impressed the hearts and minds of millions of readers. Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And it is also Cassie's story Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to the Logan family, even as she learns to draw strength from her own sense of dignity and self-respect. * " A] vivid story.... Entirely through its own internal development, the novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence." Booklist, starred review"

Around the World in 100 Days


Author: Gary Blackwood
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101445297
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 368
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Picking up where Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days left off, Phileas Fogg's teenage son, Harry, is in trouble. He has made a bet that he can drive a steam-powered motor-car around the world in 100 days. So along with a brilliant but shy mechanic, a sly female journalist, and the son of his opponent in the wager, Harry sets off on a race against time. The trip isn't easy, especially with dissension within the group. The question is, will they be able to finish . . .because the stakes are inconceivably high. "A thrilling, thoroughly road-worthy joy ride." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Fun and suspenseful." - Booklist

Papa's Latkes


Author: Michelle Edwards
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763607791
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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On the first Hanukkah after Mama died, Papa and his two daughters try to make latkes and celebrate without her.

The Story of Chess Records


Author: John Collis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1582340056
Category: Music
Page: 192
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If one man can be credited with creating the language of rock 'n' roll it is Chuck Berry. In the early 1950's he was just an ambitious Nat "King" Cole imitator gigging in St Louis, but ten years after moving to Chicago and cutting is first hit, "Maybelline", in 1955, he built a catalogue of classics that inspired the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and every rock musician since. Meanwhile his Chicago rival Bo Diddley, the earthiest and arguably the most exciting of the rock 'n' roll performers, was reminding us that this music was just a step away from the blues. Although he was raised in Chicago, his music was a bizarre, electric version of the blues of his birthplace, Mississippi. Between them Chuck and Bo caused a revolution in Chicago blues, hitherto largely unknown to white America and the mass market. Both were signed to Chess Records, established by Eastern European immigrants, the Chess brothers, who provided the shop window for Chicago bluesmen, while also conforming to a now all-too-familiar pattern, as white entrepreneurs exploiting black talent. Chess Records both examines the subject of exploitation within the record business and celebrated the music of two unique and important artists and the extraordinarily fertile blues environment out of which they grew.

Cadillac Couches


Author: Sophie B. Watson
Publisher: Brindle and Glass
ISBN: 1926972902
Category: Fiction
Page: 217
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Cadillac Couches is a picaresque road trip story charting the territory from the west to big city and back again. This is a quixotic tale set in the 90s of two twenty-something women questing to find love and purpose. Annie and her very own Sancho Panza sidekick, Isobel, get in her 1972 Volkswagon Beetle and race across the plains to get to Montreal where her real life fantasy man, Hawksley Workman, is doing a gig. Shes not the first girl to fall in love with a musician, but shes the only girl she knows who is attempting to bridge the great listener-performer divide. An enchanting first novel, this is a story about finding your own holy grail in life as well as learning how to make art out of wounds. The book comes with its own playlist/soundtrack.

Mississippi Bridge


Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101666269
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 80
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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. 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. “Well written and thought provoking, this book will haunt readers and generate much discussion.”—School Library Journal

Cadillac


Author: Charles A. Temple,Lynne N. Lockhart
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780399226540
Category: Automobile driving
Page: 32
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A rhyming story that describes the excitement of going for a ride with Granny in her old Cadillac, as she "cruises through traffic like a bull through a dance."

Contested Eden

California Before the Gold Rush
Author: Ramón A. Gutiérrez,Richard J. Orsi
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520920554
Category: History
Page: 395
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Celebrating the 150th birthday of the state of California offers the opportunity to reexamine the founding of modern California, from the earliest days through the Gold Rush and up to 1870. In this four-volume series, published in association with the California Historical Society, leading scholars offer a contemporary perspective on such issues as the evolution of a distinctive California culture, the interaction between people and the natural environment, the ways in which California's development affected the United States and the world, and the legacy of cultural and ethnic diversity in the state. California before the Gold Rush, the first California Sesquicentennial volume, combines topics of interest to scholars and general readers alike. The essays investigate traditional historical subjects and also explore such areas as environmental science, women's history, and Indian history. Authored by distinguished scholars in their respective fields, each essay contains excellent summary bibliographies of leading works on pertinent topics. This volume also features an extraordinary full-color photographic essay on the artistic record of the conquest of California by Europeans, as well as over seventy black-and-white photographs, some never before published.