“Let the Circle Be Unbroken”
Author: Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher/ Copyright: Puffin Books, 1991
Have you ever read a book about the cruelties of the south in the 1930’s? Do you know how hard it was for a black family that owns something to live? Well this story tells all of that. This story is based on the adventures of the author’s father who in the book plays the boy Stacey. It tells you how blacks live and how they were discriminated.
The main characters of this story are Stacey (Oldest, Boy), Cassie (2nd, Sister), Little man (3rd), Christopher John (Youngest Child), Ma (Mother), Pa (Father), Big Ma (Grandmother, Fathers mother), TJ( Stacey’s best friend), and Mr. Morrison( closest family friend). The story mainly consists on the children, particularly Stacey and Cassie. The story is set in the 1930’s in the state of Mississippi. In the story the narrator is Cassie.
In this story for Logan family it is a frightening and turbulent time. First, Stacey’s friend TJ has to go on trial fur accused murder and confront an all white jury. Then Cassie gets into a fight with a white girl. After that their cousin Suzella tries to pass as white and has humiliating consequences to face. Then when the Logan family’s neighbor, Mrs. Lee Annie, tries to stand up for her right to vote she and her family are driven from their homes. The other neighbors are shattered and destroyed by the greed of landowners in which they work for. The family has to face profit set back because of the fire that occurred a year ago that burned half of their crops. But trough it all the Logan family makes clear that courage, love, faith, and an understanding for what’s happening around you and how to deal with it can defy the hardest and most breaking problems.
This book really grabbed me. It was extremely well written and has more than enough suspense to keep readers interested. It did a very good job of explaining what was happening and how things were back in the 1930’s. I believe...