Mildred D. Taylor: The Logan Family Saga
Mildred D. Taylor is very famous for her literary works and her remarkable stories. The Logan Family Series has been a familiar series in some middle and high schools. Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry is one of my favorite books and movies, I watched the movie a lot as a child. I was also elated to discover that my favorite illustrator/artist Kadir Nelson has remastered her iconic book covers, take a look.
Virginia Hamilton is one of my favorite authors. Most of her books were read during my childhood. She wrote stories that ranged from generational legacy to science fiction to folktales and more. Hamilton wrote 41 books.
A couple months ago, I read Rodman Philbrick's Freak the Mighty and Max The Mighty. In Freak the Mighty, both characters have disabilities and have a genuine friendship with each other. The two of them create a genuine relationship through fighting bullies and family problems. For the the two boys, they never imagine the big things that they would encounter. The sequel to this book is Max The Mighty,, which is similar to the first book. Max and Worm also discover the greatness of a friendship through their difficulties. Max is a hero when he finds out that Worm needs saving from the harsh reality of school and her own issues at home.
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