Author’s Bio: Mildred D. Taylor

       Mildred D. Taylor was born in Jackson, Mississippi in the year of 1943 and she lived in the South with her famliy when she was a baby. Then they moved to Toledo, Ohio. Taylor and she lived in a large house, her father had bought for family and friends who had to escape the South. Her father was a master of story-telling. She absorbed his talent from her father and became interested in story-telling. During high school, she became interested in writing and became editor of her school newspaper. In 1960, she entered the University of  Toledo and graduated. She enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Colorado, where she earned an MA in journalism. After she graduated from Colorado, she worked as a coordinator at a study skills center. She wanted to inspire others to never give up and to try to fight any type of racism and discrimination.

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