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All the Days Past, All the Days to Come

By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Young woman finds independence in compelling saga finale.

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This very satisfying story educates without lecturing. All the Days Past, All the Days to Come concludes the family saga Mildred D. Taylor launched in 1976 with Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, winner of the Newbery Medal. The book stands alone as the story of an admirable young woman building a life in a world that doesn't always grant Black people or women their human dignity. At the same time, readers who love these characters will enjoy seeing the children from earlier books take care of their parents, produce their own children, and thrive as a changing country opens new horizons for them. The book is most suitable for mature readers, due to potentially upsetting discussions of violence as well as talk of adult romance, sexuality, and marriage.

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