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

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."

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.

Curse of the Ruins

World of Adventure Series
Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 0307804097
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 96
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“A few hundred yards ahead there is a long wooden bridge that the donkeys will be afraid to cross. But do not worry. After you cross the bridge, the ruins will not be far away.” Cousins Kate, Sam, and Shala quickly see why the donkeys are so afraid to cross the bridge— it’s old and rickety and spans a deep rocky canyon. But they have to get across it. They have to find Katie and Sam’s dad, an anthropologist who’s studying the ancient cliff dwellers at El Debajo. Dr. Crockett was supposed to meet the cousins at the airport in San Marcos, New Mexico, but he never showed up. They don’t know whether he has enemies who might have kidnapped him or whether there really is a curse on the ruins of El Debajo. But they’re about to find out.

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 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.

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"

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.

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

Customers for Life

How to Turn That One-Time Buyer Into a Lifetime Customer
Author: Carl Sewell,Paul B. Brown
Publisher: Currency
ISBN: 9780307567314
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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In this completely revised and updated edition of the customer service classic, Carl Sewell enhances his time-tested advice with fresh ideas and new examples and explains how the groundbreaking “Ten Commandments of Customer Service” apply to today’s world. Drawing on his incredible success in transforming his Dallas Cadillac dealership into the second largest in America, Carl Sewell revealed the secret of getting customers to return again and again in the original Customers for Life. A lively, down-to-earth narrative, it set the standard for customer service excellence and became a perennial bestseller. Building on that solid foundation, this expanded edition features five completely new chapters, as well as significant additions to the original material, based on the lessons Sewell has learned over the last ten years. Sewell focuses on the expectations and demands of contemporary consumers and employees, showing that businesses can remain committed to quality service in the fast-paced new millennium by sticking to his time-proven approach: Figure out what customers want and make sure they get it. His “Ten Commandants” provide the essential guidelines, including: • Underpromise, overdeliver: Never disappoint your customers by charging them more than they planned. Always beat your estimate or throw in an extra service free of charge. • No complaints? Something’s wrong: If you never ask your customers what else they want, how are you going to give it to them? • Measure everything: Telling your employees to do their best won’t work if you don’t know how they can improve.

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.

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 Hundred Penny Box


Author: Sharon Bell Mathis
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780140321692
Category: African Americans
Page: 47
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Michael's love for his great-great-aunt who lives with them leads him to intercede with his mother, who wants to toss out all her old things.