(2) YA Race complicates every relationship in young Paul Logan's life in this Reconstruction-era prequel to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. The son of a white land owner and his former slave, Paul comes to realize that to white folks he's "my daddy's colored son" and that black folks "think I think I'm better than they are." Taylor masterfully uses harsh historical realities to frame a powerful coming-of-age story that stands on its own merits.


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