Lest We Forget and Freedom's Children by Velma Maia Thomas
sequel to Lest We Forget
focuses on life during reconstruction and into the twentieth century.
Personal stories bring to life the emancipation process, the Great
Migration, and other stories of former slaves struggling to educate
themselves and create a new life in post-slavery America.
book is full of fascinating photographs, documents,
and artifacts. Some are removeable, like an excerpt
schoolbook used to teach the newly freed how to read, a grant giving
twenty acres of land to a former slave who had previously owned
nothing, and a confidential message from a World War I general
detailing the lower status to be accorded black soldiers.
book is a great resource for using in Civil War/Slavery units. While
the fact that some parts are removeable means that they can get lost,
it also means you can pass them around the class when talking about
them! Perhaps if you are going to put this book in your
library, you could pull those items out and set them aside in a safe
place (if you feel they may get lost).
Lest We Forget: The Passage from Africa to Slavery and Emancipation
& Rating Amer. Library Ass. Best
Book for Young Adults 1999 Avg
Amazon Customer Rating: (23 reviews)
Freedom's Children: The
Passage from Emancipation to the Great Migration
Reading Stats Interest Level: Gr. 6
& Up DRA Level: n/a
Reading Level: young adult Lexile
abolition / the Emancipation Proclamation
& Rating Average
Customer Rating: (5 reviews)
are sample spreads from inside Lest
We Forget, which we include here to give you an idea of
the amount of text and the use of maps, illustrations, diagrams, and
more. Freedom's Children
is laid out in the same format as well.
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