Category Archives: Children’s Fiction

Confronting the Horrors of Slavery: Slave Dancer

The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox “I danced the slaves under Stout’s watchful eye…But in truth I was so agitated I could hardly make my fingers work on the fife…I could not help but see the wretched shambling men and … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Wanted to Write the Bible: Ink on his Fingers

Ink on His Fingers by Louise A. Vernon Hans recalled with painful intensity his vow to make the man who had borrowed Father’s money return it all. Here it was – but now he did not want the money, and … Continue reading

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The Logans: Learning to Overcome Prejudice: Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor Roll of thunder hear my cry Over the water bye and bye Ole man comin’ down the line Whip in hand to beat me down But I ain’t gonna let … Continue reading

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A Fresh Look at the Christmas Story: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson “Just suppose you had never heard the Christmas story, and didn’t know anything about it, and then somebody told it to you. What would you think?” Before I talk about the book, … Continue reading

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A Korean Boy and a Small Piece of Clay: A Single Shard

A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park “It’s not my fault you lost your son, not my fault I’m an orphan! Why must it be father to son? If the pot is made well, does it matter whose son made … Continue reading

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