Mississippi Bridge

Mississippi Bridge

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Penguin Putnam
Another powerful story in the Logan Family Saga and companion to Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

A day of conflict and tragedy.

Cassie Logan and her brothers watch as the weekly bus from Jackson comes splashing through a heavy rainstorm—they are there to see their grandmother off on a trip. One by one, the passengers board the bus. But this is Mississippi in the 1930s, so when several white passengers arrive at the last minute, the driver roughly orders the black passengers off the bus, including Cassie’s grandmother. Then, disaster strikes in the rain, and the children witness a shocking end to the day’s drama.


"Taylor, a powerful storyteller, again combines authentic incidents to create a taut plot...Her cry for justice always rings true."—Kirkus Reviews



Random House, Inc.
Jeremy Simms watches from the porch of the general store as the passengers board the weekly bus from Jackson. When several white passengers arrive late, the driver roughly orders the black passengers off to make room. Then, in the driving rain, disaster strikes, and Jeremy witnesses a shocking end to the day's drama. Set in Mississippi in the 1930s, this is a gripping story of racial injustice.

"Taylor, a powerful storyteller, again combines authentic incidents to create a taut plot...Her cry for justice always rings true." --Kirkus Reviews



Baker & Taylor
During a heavy rainstorm in 1930s rural Mississippi, a ten-year-old white boy sees a bus driver order all the black passengers off a crowded bus to make room for late-arriving white passengers and then set off across the raging Rosa Lee River.

Baker
& Taylor

A white boy in 1930s rural Mississippi is dismayed by the cruel actions of a bus driver toward black passengers during a rainstorm.
During a heavy rainstorm in 1930s rural Mississippi, a ten-year-old white boy sees a bus driver order all the black passengers off a crowded bus to make room for late-arriving white passengers and then set off across the raging Rosa Lee River, in a powerful story of racial injustice. Reissue.

Publisher: New York : Puffin Books, 2000
Copyright Date: ©1990
ISBN: 9780141308173
0141308176
Branch Call Number: J PAPERBACK
Characteristics: 62 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Ginsburg, Max

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Apr 02, 2014

Good read . Set back in the days of ridiculous racism . Young 10 yr old Jeremy does not understand why he can't be friends with the Negroes where he lives. When the bus goes off the little bridge during a terrible storm , he is key to the saving of some on the bus . And so is his Negro friend Josias .

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