cover image The Gold Cadillac

The Gold Cadillac

Mildred D. Taylor. Puffin Books, $5.99 (43pp) ISBN 978-0-14-038963-0

-038964-4. Two novels by a Newbery Medalist address racial prejudice. In The Gold Cadillac, an African American family driving South in their new 1950 car encounters suspicion and segregation. In The Friendship, Cassie Logan of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry witnesses a confrontation between a white storekeeper and an African American customer in her small Mississippi town in 1933. Ages 7-11. (Feb.)