African American Slavery/Seminole Indians

February 22, 2010 at 2:34 pm Leave a comment

My Name is Sally Little Song by Brenda Wood

I have wanted to read this book for a while and picked it up last night when I couldn’t fall asleep.  I read the entire book!  It is the story of a slave family who finds out that their children will be sold so they decide to run to freedom. Instead of going North, they go to the South to Florida swampland in hopes of finding safety with a Seminole Indian tribe who may take them in.  They run and of course face danger and near mishaps along the way.  Tragedy does strike but they eventually make it to the safety of an Indian village where they find a home which fits with their own desires.  The story is from the eyes of Sally May Harrison who is 12 years old and is known for singing and making up songs.  A poem of one of Sally’s songs starts each chapter.  They are simple but lovely.
This would make a great read aloud during the study of slavery or during Black History month.

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