Publish date: January 2010
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
Pages no: 316
Edition language: English
Series: Seeds of America (#1)
This book would be great for slavery and civil rights movement in history. It would be a great collaboration between 6th grade Reading and History teachers.
Their Momma passed away of small pox last year and Isabel promised her that she would keep watch over her simpleminded younger sister, Ruth. Now, as they buried their current slave owner, freedom is in their sights. It was written in the Will, they would have their freedom, but this Will was in th...
And thus ends my crappy book streak: Thank heavens. I have had this book on my shelf for a couple of years, but it looked so depressing (slavery - ick) and the only other experience I had with Laurie Halse Anderson was that made for TV movie of her novel Speak (which, I Have Thoughts, but will talk...
I would definitely consider using this novel (or an excerpt) in my classroom. The overall pacing of the book is quick-moving. Isabel (the narrator), her sister Ruth, and Lady Seymour (the aunt of her owner) are well-developed, though many of the secondary characters are less so; however, that doesn'...
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