cover image Friend & Gold Caddy

Friend & Gold Caddy

Mildred D. Taylor. Skylark Books, $3.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-553-15765-9

The Friendship , set in Mississippi in 1933, relates the unexpected consequences when Cassie Logan, the heroine of Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry , sees a black customer call a white storekeeper by his first name. In The Gold Cadillac , a black family encounters ignorance and prejudice during a drive from their Toledo home to Mississippi in their brand-new 1950 Cadillac. Both stories depict Taylor's customary sensitivity to racial issues. Ages 7-11. (Nov.)