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By: Naumaan Hussain and Grace Baker. When was Mildred Taylor born?  Mildred was born in Jackson, Mississippi on September 13, 1943.  Her parents are.

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1 By: Naumaan Hussain and Grace Baker

2 When was Mildred Taylor born?  Mildred was born in Jackson, Mississippi on September 13,  Her parents are Wilbert Lee Taylor(father) and Deletha Marie Davis Taylor(mother).  She was born in the middle of World War II.

3 Where did Mildred move?  Her dad went to Ohio looking for a job and found one in Toledo.  He then brought all his family members.

4 How Mildred’s life got started  Mildred graduated from Scott High School in  She graduated from the University of Toledo. However she got her master’s degree in the University of Colorado.  After that she joined the Peace Crops and taught as an English and History teacher.  Then she moved to Los Angeles and started her writing career.

5 Mildred’s awards  Mildred’s first book was Song of the Trees which was published in  It won the council on Interracial Books for children award.  Her second book was Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry which was published in  It won the Newberry Award from the American library in 1977.

6 Mildred’s inspiration  Her biggest inspiration was her grandfather.  Her family was also big help to her.  Her grandfather would tell her stories her family history.  She would also go back to Mississippi to help her write.

7 Her adult life facts  She was married to Zeal Daly.  Three years later she got divorced.  Mildred Taylor has one daughter.  Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry was her best selling book.

8 Mildred D. Taylor Day  In 2004 in Mississippi everyone celebrated Mildred D. Taylor Day.  They had it at Mississippi University.  People from school children to adults came to see Mildred Taylor speak.

9 Images

10 Sources olemiss.edu

11 THE END THANK YOU FOR WATCHING!! BY:GRACE BAKER AND NAUMAAN HUSSAIN


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