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The Road to Memphis is the most recent of five books narrated by Cassie Logan focusing on her family and friends and their struggles with racism and economic hardships in rural Mississippi. In Taylor's first book, Song of the Trees, a novella set in 1932, eightyear-old Cassie watches as her father, David, takes a stand against a white man who tries to take lumber from his land. The Newbery Medal-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry takes place the following year. A fully developed novel, it traces Cassie's first experiences with racism, focusing on the unjust arrest of T. J. Avery for crimes committed by two white boys. Let the Circle Be Unbroken is largely a continuation of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, emphasizing Stacey Logan's attempt to help his family and introducing Moe Turner, who figures prominently in The Road to Memphis. In another novella, The Friendship...

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