The Friendship

by Mildred D. Taylor and Max Ginsburg

In the rural South during the Depression, four Black children witness a frightening... read more

In the rural South during the Depression, four Black children witness a frightening scene at the General Store. A respected elder in the Black community dares to call the white store owner by his first name and is verbally and physically attacked by a group of white men, who do not know of a decades-long relationship between the two. This spare, terse story is powerful and moving as it effectively shows Black children learning first-hand about racism, as well as about the strength, courage, and dignity of Black adult role models. (Ages 7-10)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1987

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