Entries Tagged as 'Slavery'

Philip Reid Saves the Statue of Freedom

February 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By HOMA WOODRUM Historically inspired children’s books shine, I think, when they don’t try to take on too much of an era or answer all questions because they can spark an interest in further investigation on the part of the reader. Philip Reid Saves the Statue of Freedom excels at using the picture book medium […]

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Under the Freedom Tree

February 6th, 2014 · No Comments · 1, Books

Review By KRISTIN WALD Using rhythmic and staccato lines, Susan VanHecke’s Under the Freedom Tree tells a true story from the Civil War that may be new to many children and their parents. Three southern slaves, Frank, James, and Shepard, run away from a Confederate camp in 1861, and escape to a Union camp in search of […]

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Fifty Cents and a Dream

November 17th, 2013 · No Comments · Books

Review By HEATHER CLARK Fifty Cents and a Dream covers the humble beginnings of Booker T. Washington, from his early life as a slave through his emancipation, early school attendance, and eventual fulfillment of his goal of attending college.Despite being an owned slave, prohibited by law from attending school or possessing books, young Booker has […]

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