The Well: David's Story (Puffin Teenage Fiction)

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One hot summer in the early 1900s, all the wells in David Logan's part of Mississippi have gone dry - except their family's. But David doesn't want to share the water with one white racist white boy, Charlie, and the tensions between the two of them build and build until they eventually explode.

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Mildred D. Taylor is the author of nine novels including "The Road to Memphis," "Let the Circle Be Unbroken," "The Land," 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 "L.A. Times "Book Prize and the PEN Award for Children's Literature. In 2003, Ms. Taylor was named the First Laureate of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature. 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 and then spent the next year traveling throughout the United States, working and recruiting for the Peace Corps. At the University of Colorado's School of Journalism, she helped created a Black Studies program and taught in the program for two years. Ms. Taylor has worked as a proofreader-editor and as program coordinator for an international house and a community free school. She now devotes her time to her family, writing, and what she terms "the family ranch" in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

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