The Well

The Well

David's Story

Book - 1995
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During a drought, the Logan family shares their well water with all their neighbors, black and white alike. But David and Hammer find it hard to share with Charlie Simms, who torments them because they are black. Hammer's pride and Charlie's meanness are a dangerous mixture, and tensions build and build. Narrated by young David Logan, Cassie's father in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, this extraordinary story is filled with characters and events so real that they're unforgettable.

"Taylor has used her gift for storytelling and skillful characterization to craft a brief but compelling novel about prejudice and the saving power of human dignity." --School Library Journal, starred review



Baker & Taylor
In Mississippi in the early 1900s ten-year-old David Logan's family generously shares their well water with both white and black neighbors in an atmosphere of potential racial violence.

Baker
& Taylor

Ten-year-old David Logan's family generously shares their well water with both white and black neighbors in an atmosphere of potential racial violence

Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 1995
ISBN: 9780803718029
0803718020
Characteristics: 92 p. ; 22 cm

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Mar 29, 2016

Excellent story , just like most of Mildred D Taylor's books .
Hard to understand how prejudice and racism reigned back in the day , but sadly it did . Was quite glad to read how the Logan family bested the mean , bullying white family and actually makes one happy they did . Very good book , would recommend it .

LMcShaneCLE Mar 02, 2016

Mildred Taylor is one of my favorite authors and, in my opinion, grossly under-appreciated - re-rereading this book for World Water Day March 22!

arm285 Jul 15, 2012

Another great Logan family tale.
Your anger is sure to peak as the Logan's have to deal with racism and lack of power in the rural south.

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arm285 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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