Mildred D. Taylor was born in Mississippi and grew up in Ohio. She worked in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps before enrolling at the School of Journalism at the University of Colorado, where she helped develop a Black Studies programme. She is best-known for her Newbery Medal winner, ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY. Mildred D. Taylor still lives in Colorado.
The vivid story... shows the rich inner rewards of black pride,
love, and independence. ("Booklist", starred review)
"The vivid story . . . shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence."