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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,875 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mildred D. Taylor Narrator: Ruben Santiago-Hudson Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Ever since running away at the age of fourteen, Paul-Edward, the son of a white landowner and a black slave, has had one dream: to own land every bit as good as his daddy's. While growing up, Paul-Edward loved, and feared, his father, but he loved the land unconditionally. Then, after a rash act of youthful rebellion, he leaves his family behind and vows to succeed on his own. However, for anyone black coming of age in 1880s Mississippi, this is no simple goal. From horse racing to lumber camps to outwitting double-crossing businessmen, Paul-Edward will do what it takes to make his dream come true, along the way discovering his own strength, learning the value of friendship and even falling in love. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kimberly | 2/13/2014

    " I pretty much love everything Mildred D. Taylor has written and The Land is no exception. She does an incredible job of presenting young readers (fifth grade and up, I would recommend for this book; older if one is concerned about the use of the "N-word") with historic topics and events that may otherwise be overlooked. Paul-Edward, the main character of this book and grandfather to the Logan children of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, is the son of a former slave and her white master. The Land revolves around his conflicted emotions when it comes to his birth family, both the white and black sides, and how he comes to terms with his own identity in the Reconstruction-era South. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kenzi Kraync | 1/31/2014

    " This book was one of my favorites! This book talks alot about the struggles black people faced even after they were given there freedom. My favorite character is a black boy named Mitchel, I like him because has a stronge sense of self value. He realizes taht just because he is black doesn't make him worth less. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andi | 1/28/2014

    " The story of Paul, who leaves his white father's land and Black mother's home to find make his own way in the post-Civil War south as a mixed young man. His dream is to own land as beautiful as his father's. Prequel to the Logan family stories (Roll of Thunder et al) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jennifer Shelley | 1/24/2014

    " Wonderful book. All young adults should have to read this series. Its a bit of American history. I can't wait to get to book 2, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry. "

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