Mildred D. Taylor
(Mildred Delois Taylor)
(1943 - )
Mildred DeLois Taylor is a Newbery Award-winning African-American young adult novelist. She is explores themes of family, as well as racism faced as by African Americans in the Deep South, in works that are accessible to young readers.
For her novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Taylor won the prestigious Newbery Medal in 1977.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1976)
A clear-eyed look at the American south at the time of the Great Depression through the eyes of a young African American girl.