eBook The Gold Cadillac download

by Max Ginsberg,Mildred D. Taylor

eBook The Gold Cadillac download ISBN: 0140389636
Author: Max Ginsberg,Mildred D. Taylor
Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (February 1, 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 64
ePub: 1363 kb
Fb2: 1458 kb
Rating: 4.1
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Growing Up and Facts of Life

Mildred D. Taylor is the author of nine novels including The Road to Memphis, Let the Circle Be Unbroken, The Land . I have always been a fan of Mildred Taylor books. I purchase the book for my granddaughter reading assignment

Mildred D. Taylor is the author of nine novels including The Road to Memphis, Let the Circle Be Unbroken, The Land, The Well, and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Her books have won numerous awards, among them a Newbery Medal (for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry), four Coretta Scott King Awards, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Her book The Land was awarded the . Times Book Prize and the PEN Award for Children's Literature. I purchase the book for my granddaughter reading assignment. After reading this book with my granddaughter we both were very please with this selection.

In The Gold Cadillac, an African American family driving South in their new 1950 car encounters suspicion and . I purchase the book for my granddaughter reading assignment

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.

Taylor, Mildred D. The gold Cadillac. Summary: Two Black girls living in the North are proud of their family’s. My sister and I were playing out on the front lawn when the gold Cadillac rolled up and my father stepped from behind the wheel. We ran to him, our eyes filled with wonder. Daddy, whose Cadillac?

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The Gold Cadillac book. Her father's purchase of an extravagant gold Cadillac causes some family friction The Gold Cadillac, by Mildred D. Taylor, is one of a series of works of fiction in which the author explores African-American history. Like her other books, The Gold Cadillac is told from the perspective of a young person and is a great book for younger readers. I enjoyed tis book because i like books that are made for my age group. The book's narrator, nicknamed 'lois, lives with her family in Toledo, Ohio, around 1950.

Find sources: "Mildred D. Taylor" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (September . The Gold Cadillac, 1987. Taylor" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (September 2008) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Mildred DeLois Taylor (born September 13, 1943) is a Newbery Award-winning African-American young adult novelist. She was awarded the 1977 Newbery Medal for her novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and the inaugural NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature in 2003.

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Another powerful story in the Logan Family Saga and companion to Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.A drive South becomes dangerous for ‘lois and her family. 'Lois and Wilma are proud of their father's brand-new gold Cadillac, and excited that the family will be driving it all the way from Ohio to Mississippi. But as they travel deeper into the rural South, there are no admiring glances for the shiny new car; only suspicion and anger for the black man behind the wheel. For the first time in their lives, Lois and her sister know what it's like to feel scared because of the color of their skin. "A personal, poignant look at a black child's first experience with institutional racism."--The New York Times
Comments: (7)
Brick my own
Love this book. Had original pictures, too.
This book was a great read aloud for my students. We loved the message and also the idea of the story being told by a child to show how kids were feeling during the civil rights era. Nice!
Easy read good story
Good for a book report when you have to get it done in 2days
5 stars
It is 1950, and Lois and Wilma, two African-American girls, live in Toledo, OH, with their parents, Wilbert and Dee. Several aunts and uncles live nearby. One day Daddy trades in their Mercury for a brand new gold Cadillac. However, Mother doesn’t like the new car because the family is supposed to be saving up to buy a new house, so she refuses to ride in it, even to church. She and the girls walk! However, when Daddy determines to drive the Cadillac down to Mississippi for a visit to the grandparents and all the other relatives decide to make the trip too, Mother has to go along.

After they cross the Ohio River, the girls begin to notice something that they’d never seen before. There are signs saying, “Whites only—Colored not allowed.” Then just inside Mississippi, the gold Cadillac gets separated from the other relatives. All of a sudden, they hear a police siren behind them and stop the car. Two white officers get out of their car and accuse Daddy of driving a stolen vehicle. One of them puts him in the police car, the other drives the Cadillac, and they all head to the police station. The policemen take Daddy inside. Will Daddy go to jail? What will Mother and the girls do? And what will happen to the gold Cadillac?

This short account accurately portrays the kinds of situations that black people often found themselves facing in the South during the days of “Jim Crow,” as these two young girls from the North encounter racial prejudice for the first time. While race relations in this nation may not be perfect, it is good for young people to see the progress that we’ve made today as compared to how things “used to be.” The story also celebrates the strength of an African-American family. Mildred Taylor is best-known as the author of the Newbery Medal winning Roll of Thunder, Hear Me Cry and related books about the Logan family in Depression-era Mississippi. Even though the timing is a bit later, I have to wonder if the grandparents in Mississippi might not be the Logans.
Beware the spoilers.

First published by Mildred D. Taylor through the Penguin Group in 1987, "The Gold Cadillac" is one of the greatest- and shortest- books I have ever read. At a mere 43 pages, it is on the borderline of novels and short stories. I consider it a novel, but perhaps 'novella' is more like it. Anyway. I first read this book in elementary school. I remember clearly seeing a book as I scanned over a library shelf one day. "The Gold Cadillac". Being a great lover of cars since the earliest of ages, I could not resist picking the book up and taking a closer look. Soon, I read it. Then I checked it out and read it again. Yet, for some reason, it took me over ten years to finally get my own copy. Now I have one, and having read it again for the first time in years, I regret taking so long to purchase a copy of my own.
The book's namesake is a gold-painted, gold-upholstered 1950 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, purchased suddenly and unexpectedly by the father of a black family living in Toledo, Ohio. The story of the Cadillac's arrival at this family's home is not explained firsthand, but rather is explained piece by piece as the story progresses. We learn that the unnamed father of the family stopped by a Cadillac dealership on his way home one day, trading in the not even year-old Mercury for it. The car's magnificence and grandeur soon makes this family the talk of the neighborhood, and the main character, young Lois, and her sister Wilma are enthralled with it. So are their uncles, aunts, and all the others who stop by to look, or see the car while walking through the neighborhood. But one person is not, someone whose staunch dislike for the gleaming new Cadillac changes things dramatically- the mother of the family. They had been saving up to buy a newer, better house, and the Mercury they'd owned before had been perfectly good. The cost of the new car sets them back on the planned new house considerably, making Lois' mother very unhappy with her husband's spontaneous purchase. She also resents his decision to buy the car without speaking to her first at all. She soon says that since her husband bought it alone, he can ride in the Cadillac alone as well. But when Lois' father decides to drive down to Mississippi to visit relatives, all the talk about the Cadillac, positive and negative, subsides in the face of a much bigger issue. In the segregated South of the 1950's, a new Cadillac with Northern plates and a black family inside will not be met with the admiring looks and enthusiastic compliments it has been so far. Despite all the attempts made to dissuade him from making the trip, Lois' father does so, and her mother decides to accompany Lois, Wilma, her husband and their aunts and uncles on the drive to Mississippi.
The trip goes exactly as expected- Kentucky, Tennessee, and most of all Mississippi are far from welcoming to this family and their new car. Pulled over by a pair of Mississippi state troopers, Lois' father is accused of stealing the car. The troopers refuse to believe that a black man could, through his own honest work, afford to pay for such a car as this Cadillac. Released with a fine for 'speeding', they drive back North and borrow the Chevrolet of a relative to make the rest of the trip. Lois has a conversation with her father, expressing her long-standing confusion over why so many "Whites only" signs are seen in the South, and why a black man behind the wheel of a Cadillac is viewed with suspicion and hate rather than respect and admiration. Lois cannot understand why such simple facts- that her father paid for the car with his own hard-earned money and should have the right to drive it wherever he wants- are willingly ignored by so many in America, especially below the Mason-Dixon Line. Her father answers her questions as best he can, but has no concrete answer, no great revelation or solution. We are shown the utter wrongness, the blind hate, of racism and prejudice, of segregation and racial discrimination of all kinds. Books like this do not make those of us who are terribly proud to be Southern. This centers around one of the most, if not the most,shameful parts of our history. There is something very wrong with a place where a man cannot drive down the street behind the wheel of a car he paid for.

Returning home, the Cadillac is put away in a garage. One day it disappears, and Lois' father returns home on foot. The DeVille has been sold. Another Mercury is soon factory-ordered, and until then the family, united once again, rides around in an old 1930's Ford. The Cadillac, grand as it was, divided the family and caused more trouble than it was worth. Lois vows she will never forget it or the trip to Mississippi, and what they saw and went through along the way.

This is a book largely written for elementary school students, but one I would recommend to anybody interested in a little story about the grandeur of one gold Cadillac and the wrongheadedness of an older, more hateful and prejudiced America. Despite its small size, I consider it to be one of the best books I have ever read.
It was a very inspirational book. It kind of made you feel like you were back in the days when there was segragation. i loved it!
The Gold Cadillac is a short , yet, satisfying book for anyone, any age to read. There is a black family that has done just fine most of their lives with their old Buick. The dad goes off one day, trades in the buick, and gets a brand spanking new gold cadillac. All of the family and friends are pleased except for one person, the mom. She will never ride in it. She thinks that it is too austentatious to have that car. She forshadows that something will happen involving the cadillac. On a trip to mississippi a cop pulls them over, because not just any black man could have a brand new gold cadillac in those days. Mom was right. The cops realized their wrongness and let them go. Dad comes back home with an old buick the next day.
This is the best book of Mildred D' Taylor

1. The gold Caddilac

2. Road to Memphis

3. The friendship

4. The land

5. Roll of thunder hear my cry

6. Let the cricle be unbroken

7. The well david's story

8. Song Of trees

9. Mississippi Bridge

and thats it. This tells about a different family other than the logans for once. I think that is better because some of her books can stress but Road to Memphis is successful and fun to read. Mississippi Bridge sucks though.