Lynne Thigpen

Lynne Thigpen was a well-known American character actress. Thigpen’s fans know her first and foremost as “The Chief” from the Carmen Sandiego television series. Thigpen’s fame was not only limited to that mid-90’s program though, as she was also an extremely decorated actress with a host of awards nominations and wins to her name. Thigpen won the Tony Award in 1997 for her role in An American Daughter.  

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Author: Mildred D. Taylor | Narrator: Jacqueline Woodson and Lynne Thigpen
Release Date: September 27, 2005
Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning masterpiece with an introduction written and read by Jacqueline Woodson, just in time for its 40th Anniversary. 

Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice.