The Gold Cadillac: A Fancy New Car and an Unforgettable Drive


By Mildred D. Taylor

Reading Level: High School
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Puffin 1988

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A family's trip in their new car doesn't turn out as they expect as they encounter racism and prejudice along the way.


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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

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Golden Kite Award

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Newbery Medal

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Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

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