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A Place Called Freedom by Scott Russell Sanders
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Feb 22, 11

bookshelves: civil-rights, children-s, discrimination, history, inspirational, social-studies
Read in February, 2011

Would use this book when talking about life during the Reconstruction phase after the Civil War and how life was for former slaves. Gives lots of good details and illustrations to go with them. An inspiring story with a nice ending. I can also imagine using this book to help kids see the other side. If freed slaves were feeling and living a certain way, how were their former masters feeling and living now that their slaves were free? THinking about both sides could help students get an idea for what were the sentiments of the ocuntry at the time and how this led to more discrimination later on still with Jim Corw laws and such.
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