The Road to Memphis is the third book in the powerful Logan family saga. In 1941, seventeen-year-old Cassie Logan is dreaming of college and law school. But she is about to find out how fragile plans can be for African Americans in the deep South. Mildred D. Taylor won the Newbery Medal for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, and earned the Coretta Scott King Award for the sequel, Let the Circle Be Unbroken. In this, Taylor's third Logan family book, Lynne Thigpen's lyrical narration takes Taylor's award-winning prose beyond the realm of fiction.