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The Gold Cadillac

The Gold Cadillac

by Mildred D. Taylor Illustrated by Michael Hays

Lois and Wilma's father has a brand-new gold Cadillac, and they are looking forward to driving all the way from Ohio to Mississippi. But in 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, two sisters know what it's like to feel scared because of the color of their skin.

8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Dial Books for Young Readers
Number of Pages
Historical Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Mildred D. Taylor Mildred Taylor was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and grew up in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from the University of Toledo, she served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia for two years.
Michael Hays

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