Mildred D Taylor

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Birthday
13, 1943
Birthplace
Jackson, MS
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Jackson, MS

About

Newbery Medal-winning author whose works focus on African-American life in the South. She is best known for her 1976 novel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

Before Fame

She published her first novella, Song of the Trees, in 1975. The work received a New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year citation.

Trivia

Her 1981 work, Let the Circle Be Unbroken, received a Coretta Scott King Award and an American Book Award nomination.

Family Life

She was born in Jackson, Mississippi and spent the majority of her childhood in Toledo, Ohio. She later settled in Colorado with her daughter.

Associated With

She and Karen Hesse are both Newbery Medal winners.