Bosmajian, Hamida. “Mildred Taylor’s Story of Cassie Logan: A Search for Law and Justice in a Racist Society.” Children’s Literature 24 (1996): 141-160. A perceptive essay that explores the treatment of racism and justice in Taylor’s works, especially in relation to Cassie Logan. A solid examination of themes common to Taylor’s writings.
Eiger, Melanie. Review of Let the Circle Be Unbroken, by Mildred D. Taylor. Best Sellers 41 (February, 1982): 444. Eiger suggests that Let the Circle Be Unbroken could have a positive influence on the younger reader, white or black, in dealing with problems of racial discrimination and injustice. She notes that the example of the Logan family provides instruction in courage, dignity, and the value of passive resistance.
Fogelman, Phyllis J. “Mildred D. Taylor.” The Horn Book Magazine 53 (August, 1977): 410-414. Gives a brief account of Taylor’s early life and discusses the influences on her first two books.
Harper, Mary Turner. “Merger and Metamorphosis in the Fiction of Mildred D. Taylor.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 13 (Summer, 1988): 75-80. Harper identifies the rich oral tradition of African American folktales as a source for Taylor’s works. The characters draw courage and strength from such folk songs as...
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