Let the Circle Be Unbroken

Let the Circle Be Unbroken A sequel to the universally acclaimed Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry continuing in the story of the Logan family in Mississippi during the Depression The children especially Cassie are happy in their

A sequel to the universally acclaimed Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, continuing in the story of the Logan family in Mississippi during the Depression The children, especially Cassie, are happy in their warm, stable family but outside is a climate of fear and tension Their friend T.J goes on trial for murder and stands before an all white jury Cousin Suzella tries to pasA sequel to the universally acclaimed Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, continuing in the story of the Logan family in Mississippi during the Depression The children, especially Cassie, are happy in their warm, stable family but outside is a climate of fear and tension Their friend T.J goes on trial for murder and stands before an all white jury Cousin Suzella tries to pass for white, with humiliating consequences And when Cassie s neighbour stands up for her right to vote she and her cousin are driven from their home Cassie is realising what it means to grow up black and powerless, but her family stand together, proving that courage, love and understanding can defy even the deepest prejudices.

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Let the Circle Be Unbroken

  1. Mildred DeLois Taylor is an African American writer known for her works exploring the struggle faced by African American families in the Deep South.Taylor was born in Jackson, Mississippi, but lived there only a short amount of time, then moved to Toledo, Ohio, where she spent most of her childhood She now lives in Colorado with her daughter Many of her works are based on stories of her family that she heard while growing up She has stated that these anecdotes became very clear in her mind, and in fact, once she realized that adults talked about the past, I began to visualize all the family who had once known the land, and I felt as if I knew them, too Taylor has talked about how much history was in the stories some stories took place during times of slavery and some post slavery.Taylor s most famous book is Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry In 1977, the book won the Newbery Medal Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is the middle book, chronologically, in the Logans series that also includes titles such as The Land, Song of the Trees, Let the Circle Be Unbroken, and The Road to Memphis Her collective contributions to children s literature resulted in her being awarded the inaugural NSK Neustadt Prize for Children s Literature in 2003.

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  1. When I heard there was going to be another extra credit, to read Let the Circle Be Unbroken, I immediately pounced on it The setting of the book takes place during the Great Depression The protagonist, Cassie Logan, the daughter of a sharecropping family, is suffering economically and are facing many family issues.Cassie s friend T.J Avery is unjustly sentenced to death for attacking a white shopkeeper, her family is scared of losing their land, and certain union groups who are fighting for shar [...]

  2. Cassie and her brothers continue to grow up and learn about life s challenges Their friend TJ is is unjustly tried by an all white jury which brings a lot of heartache Suzella, a cousin from New York, stays with the Logans for awhile She is both pretty and popular and Cassie struggles with jealousy Suzella is able to pass as a white girl and that causes trouble In the hope that he can earn extra money, Stacey runs away from home Instead he learns how terrible it is to work in the cane fields and [...]

  3. Let the Circle Be Unbroken continues the story of the Logan family and their ordeals during the Great Depression Definitely a classic, this book gives readers a look at an era of struggle, hard work and hope for the future.

  4. I love this book too It goes with Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry and The Road to Memphis I think Mildred Taylor is a great author

  5. Honestly, this might even be a 4.5 star book for me though not quite a 5 star Taylor does an excellent job of introducing many serious historical subjects to a middle grade reader, including racism and discrimination, the Depression, sharecropping, lynching, and Be warned, she does use the n word, which is sadly period accurate given that the story is set in Depression era Mississippi be ready to discuss this and other heavy issues if you assign this book to a child.This book avoids the classi [...]

  6. DNF at pg 94, 24% spoilers below Have you ever read a great book and then the sequel is just.bleh.d awfuld boring That s me with this book I loved the first one and this one was such a disappointment I rarely DNF books, like NEVER I ve DNFed maybe 5 books in my life but this was just terrible.I didn t care about any of the characters and nothing interested me at all Sure I was curious about TJ s story arc, and the trial was the only good part Putting that in quotations because it wasn t good Not [...]

  7. This was book 5 book 6 of the Logan series written by Ms Taylor She didn t write in the beginning of this one this is what she wrote in the first pages of The Land book 1 of the series and it applies to this book as well Although there are those who wish to ban my books because I have used language that is painful, I have chosen to use the language that was spoken during the period, for I refuse to whitewash history The language was painful and life was painful for many Africian Americans, inclu [...]

  8. About 3.5 stars Quick Age Rating Note Even though this book is apparently for ages 10 and up, I think it may be better classified as a young adult or middle grade book There are some scenes that can be intense and unnerving like the scene in which Stuart and his friends set out to humiliate Suzella s father , and some small things that some parents may not want a ten year old to read about yet Anyways, on to the actual review I really liked Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, so naturally I was eager [...]

  9. Review below PSA I cannot get enough of this series on audiobook This is my third book about the Logan family and Let the Circle Be Unbroken does not disappoint As far as series about black children growing up in the post civil war south, I m not sure there are any better and if there are please recommend them Cassie is just as sassy and intelligent as the little girl we first met in Roll of Thunder Here My Cry During this book she is not entirely likable, but realistically flawed and believabl [...]

  10. I really liked this book I thought it was very good because it really depicted the life of an African American family in the 1930 s I also liked how all of the characters were strong, independent, and were able to make decisions themselves I also liked that all of the story was woven together, leading up to one plot, then another, and another I didn t like it so much because it hurt to see the cruelty of the white people to the African Americans at the time.I would definitely recommend it, but y [...]

  11. This is the book I am reading for my book report at school It s the sequal to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry So far it s good Well I m past the trial, but I won t tell you the outcome Since then life has been hard Cousin Bud s daughter, Suzelle, coming to live with them, Cassie getting scarlet fever, and Stacey running away from home to get a job I m almost done with the book I hope they find Stacey I finished the book, and it sort of leaves you hangingI really liked it though.

  12. WOW This book is amazing T.J Avery faces a death sentence, which makes no sense considering what the truth is and how much sense the trial made.Suzella is Cassie s cousin She is also mixed blood She comes to live with Cassie and the other Logans for a while Ther is a lot of stuff in this book that is outstanding Mrs Lee Annie Lees also registers to vote Her plan ends up backfiring, though Stacey and one of his friends runs away for new hope and a job and money to help his parents for their land [...]

  13. Our narrator Cassie is ten and eleven in this Logan family installment I didn t find this one any easier to read than the first This novel is long and slow until the last 90 pages It features a cousin with a white mama who wants to pass for white herself, an old woman sharecropper who is determined to register to vote even though she risks her livelihood and life to do so , and talk of a union of poor farmers, both black and white.15 60 tbr box.

  14. Oh how I loved this one I can t remember any specifics because I read it a few years ago but I do remember loving it so much

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  16. This sequel picks up where pretty much right after Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Both of them tell quite powerful stories about growing up in such a racially charged environment during the 1930s This one was heavier , with the conviction of TJ and subsequent execution they don t actually go into those details, thankfully , a black teenage girl getting pregnant by a no good, trash talking, son of a white landowner, an uncle who is having marital problems with his wife, who is white, a cousin who w [...]

  17. Let the Circle be Unbroken, a novel by Mildred D Taylor, is a heartbreaking book that ventures into the dark times of segregated racism in the 1930s in America Cassie Logan, a 10 year old girl, lives Mississippi who is forced against her will to accept and confront extreme racism T.J Avery, one of the Logan s family friends is convicted of murder after his two best white friends , R.W and Melvin Simms, blame a murder that they had done against T.J even though deep down they know he did nothing Y [...]

  18. Let the Circle Be Unbroken is a sequel to Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry this novel is about the Logan family in Mississippi during the depression.T.J one of the main characters punishment is approaching, Stacey runs away to find work, and the Logan children s cousin, Suzella Rankin, tries to pass herself off as a white person, but fails which leads to embarrassing consequences This novel has a lot of ups and downs but i still enjoyed it I would recommend this to anyone.

  19. Hasted ending Many issues left unaccounted.But the sad and bitter rang true, and the emotions were vivid.Best read together with roll of thunder hear my cry.

  20. Excellent story Excellent recounting of family history Suspenseful, harrowing in spots.Slightly slow in middle.

  21. It was nice to see this continuation of the Logan family Taylor is an elegant writer and portrays the time period with brutal honesty.

  22. This is the sequel to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry It s worth reading if only to find out what happens to T.J Avery.

  23. Let the Circle Be Unbroken is a novel that takes place in a small Mississippi town in the early 1930s, and the prejudice that black people from the community face It leaves off where its prequel, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, leaves off Author Mildred Taylor recounts the trial TJ a friend of the Logan family, who are the main characters of the story It specifically, it focuses on Stacey, Cassie, Little Man and Christopher This family struggles with the changings around them and how they have to [...]

  24. It is 1934, during the Great Depression, and eleven year old Cassie Logan, who was first introduced in the 1977 Newbery Medal winner Roll of Thunder, Hear Me Cry, lives on a farm in rural Mississippi with her father David, mother Mary, older brother Stacey, younger brothers Christopher John and Little Man, and grandmother Big Ma Her Uncle Hammer Logan frequently visits from Chicago The Logans friend, T J must go on trial for murder and face an all white jury Then Mama s cousin Bud, who married a [...]

  25. The Logan family goes through hard times, trying to raise their children the correct way T.J Avery, Stacey s friend, is accused of murdering a white man, Jim Lee Barnett Although he is innocent, he is tried by an all white jury and convicted Stacey does everything in his power to help his friend, but in the end, T.J is sentenced to death.A man tries to start a union to join blacks and whites together so the cotton will be sold for fair prices The union does not succeed and the man who wanted to [...]

  26. My love for the Logan Family began when I read Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry I was really intrigued by the story Mildred D Taylor does a superb job of making the reader feel as though the Logan s are a part of your own family It s so natural, and I m glad to have continued reading their story in Let the Circle Be Unbroken I found this continuation of their story to be even better than the first book Which is almost unheard of because most sequels have a bad reputation of not being as good as the [...]

  27. Laura Hilenbrand takes the facts and writes a lyrical story of pain and suffering When I described the book to a friend whose dad was a Shakespeare scholar at UVA for decades, he was reminded of this poem by WH Auden which articulates better than I how suffering such as occurred in the Japanese POW camps could somehow appear to be normal to those who endured Mus e des Beaux ArtsW H AudenAbout suffering they were never wrong,The Old Masters how well, they understoodIts human position how it takes [...]

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