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The Friendship and Other Stories

(1989)
A collection of stories by

 
 
It's hot and humid in 1933 Mississippi, when an elderly black man and a white store owner test their friendship against a backdrop of racism and peer pressure. An explosive confrontation takes place when the black man, Tom Bee, greets the clerk, John Wallace, by his first name--an intimacy unheard of at the time. A group of witnesses heckles Wallace for what they perceive as his permissiveness, and in spite of his private promise to Bee to allow him to greet him this way, Wallace betrays Bee, shooting him in the leg. This brief but poignant story won the 1988 Coretta Scott King Award. It provides strong characterization as well as food for thought on racism and human relations.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

April 1997 : UK Hardback

Title: The Friendship And Other Stories
Author(s): Mildred D Taylor
ISBN: 0-241-13954-6 / 978-0-241-13954-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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February 1993 : UK Hardback
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Title: Friendship and Other Stories (New Windmills)
Author(s): Mildred Delois Taylor
ISBN: 0-435-12375-0 / 978-0-435-12375-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heinemann Educational
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November 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Friendship and Other Stories
Author(s): Mildred Delois Taylor
ISBN: 0-575-04495-0 / 978-0-575-04495-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

November 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Friendship And Other Stories: Song of the Trees; the Friendship; the Gold Cadillac (Puffin Books)
Author(s): Mildred Delois Taylor
ISBN: 0-14-034615-5 / 978-0-14-034615-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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