Mildred Taylor | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Jean Fritz

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Mildred Taylor.
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Critical Essay by Jean Fritz

First are the trees behind the house…. [They] are the joy of young Cassie's life—trunks to hug, leaves that sing, branches that protect. With such a forest, a girl can feel rich even though this is the Depression and money is scarce, particularly in Mississippi for black people. Cassie's father has to go clear to Louisiana to find work, and sometimes when he sends money home it is taken from the envelope before the family gets it. Still, no matter what happens, the trees sing their song, and that is a comfort.

But then come the white crosses on the trees, and the white men come….

["Song of the Trees"] is a slender book and so moving, the temptation is to tell the whole story. But the important thing is that...

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