Highly recommended! This historical fiction tells the story of former slaves and their desires to gain dignity while they struggle to keep their land. Your students’ eyes may be opened as they discover how blacks continued to be mistreated even after the war had ended. Some of the realities presented are harsh, but also portray the grim determination that ex-slaves exhibited as they attempted to make lives for themselves outside of the bonds of slavery.
- Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Wars lapbooks, foldables, and booklets.
- Tapestry of Grace families: Read for 3 weeks.