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Walking Home to Rosie Lee (edition 2011)

by A. LaFaye, Keith D. Shepherd (Illustrator)

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Member:MalissaLojszczyk
Title:Walking Home to Rosie Lee
Authors:A. LaFaye
Other authors:Keith D. Shepherd (Illustrator)
Info:Cinco Puntos Press (2011), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****1/2
Tags:historical fiction, african american, ages 7 and up, slavery, freedom, love, family, mothers, loss, journey, search, Freedmen's Bureau, Reconstruction, persistence, reunion

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Poignant story about a mother and son separarted by slavery reunited at the end of the Civil War. Excellent perspective on slavery for younger readers. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
This is a great book about determination and love. Gabe was determined to find his mother after the civil war. He made friendships along the way. This book also tells you about what life was like after the civil. This is a good book to read when you are talking about the civil war in your history lesson. ( )
1 vote csloan | Apr 27, 2012 |
At the end of the Civil War, young Gabe meets many other former slaves getting a feel for freedom whose kindness helps him in his quest to find his mother, who was sold before the war ended. This book takes you along an emotional journey of strength, love and determination it took for Gabe, along with other families at that time period to find each other at the end of the Civil War. ( )
  nnicolic | Feb 9, 2012 |
A take on the time when slavery was ended and families were trying to reconnect. A little boy is trying to find his momma, but he has a very hard time. He finds a lot of ladies named Rosie Lee but none were his mom, until finally one day he was pointed in the right direction. This book is good to use for a historical lesson because it is based on historical events. It is also good to use for younger students who may be getting introduced to the subject for the first time. ( )
  Eclouse | Feb 8, 2012 |
This book is about a boy, during a time of segregation and slavery, running away to find his motehr. He travels far and wide and looks high and low for her, but cannot find her. He meets many poeple that her thought were her and ran into more people that tried to help him out, but he still came up with nothing. Finally, he decides to quit and that is when he finds her. This is a sweet story about a mother and a son lost and separated from one another that become reunited. And shows a boys detemination and perserverance on his journey to find his mother. ( )
  HopeMiller123 | Feb 7, 2012 |
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At the end of the Civil War, young Gabe meets many other former slaves getting a feel for freedom whose kindness helps him in his quest to find his mother, who was sold away.

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