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Let the Circle be Unbroken Lesson Plan

Introduction to Let the Circle be Unbroken

Let the Circle Be Unbroken is the third novel that Taylor wrote of the Logan family, though it comes much later in the serial's ultimate chronology. Published in 1981, it is the immediate follow-up to Taylor's most famous, Newbery-Award-winning novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, picking up almost exactly where that novel left off.

Let the Circle Be Unbroken tells the story of the years that Cassie Logan ages from eleven to thirteen during the mid-1930s. The second of four children in a very close family, Cassie grows up in rural Mississippi. Although she has grown up fearing the "night men" (a version of the Ku Klux Klan), she is only beginning to become aware of the struggles that her...

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