Friday, February 11, 2011
Title: January’s Sparrow
Written by: Patricia Polacco
Researched by: Mary McCafferty Douglass
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Philomel Books
ISBN 13: 978-0-399-25077-4
Published: October 2009
Many brave souls, white and black, risked their lives helping slaves to freedom. Many would believe that once reaching a free state all their worries would be washed away. Unfortunately, the “Under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793,” gave slave owners the right, even in free states, to take back their slaves.
The true story of the Crosswhite family told through the eyes of their “adoptive” son January, engulfs you in the dreams and fears of each family member, especially young Sadie. Her intuition and trustworthiness will warm your heart for a positive outcome for all. What became of the Crosswhite family one will learn through the expert storytelling of Patricia Polacco. One you will not soon forget.
To learn more of the illustrious career of Patricia Polacco visit http://www.patriciapolacco.com/.
Reviewed by Donna M. McDine
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