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In the Time of the Drums by Kim L. Siegelson
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Apr 22, 09

bookshelves: picturebooks-csk, multicultural, childrens-literature
Read in April, 2009

An absolutely beautiful and touching picturebook of the African slaves who walked into the water near Georgia's Sapelo island, told from the perspective of a slave boy born in America living with his African-born grandmother. Shows the reader the sadness and horror of the slave trade, but the story focuses on the way the slaves living on the plantation farm remember and hold onto their strong culture and heritage (through drums, songs and stories), leaving the reader feeling uplifted. Highly recommended for all.
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