Two powerful stories in one volume. The friendship: Cassie Logan tells the haunting story of a neighbor in Mississippi, Mr. Tom Bee, who dares to call a white storekeeper by his first name. A long time ago Mr. Tom Bee had saved the white man's life. But when Mr. Bee puts their friendship to the test, something terrible--and unforgettable--happens. The gold Cadillac: 'Lois and her sister Wilma are proud that the family will be driving in it all the way from Ohio to Mississippi. But as they travel deeper into the rural South, there are no admiring glances for the wonderful car, only suspicion and anger for the black man behind the wheel. For the first time in their lives, 'Lois and her sister find out what it's like to be scared because of the color of their skin.