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The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis
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Christopher Paul Curtis is known for his terrific storytelling told in the true voice of the time period he is writing about. This book is no exception and you will find yourself rereading sentences out loud just to see if you can get the old Southern slang down just right. The story of a young sharecropper's son with not even the fields he plows to call his own who gets put to use by a cruel slave catcher is quite the journey. Charlie has grown up with slaves his whole life but it is not until he sees their unjust treatment at the hands of Cap'n Buck and the goodness of others that he can put his feelings into perspective.
It is a journey not only from South Carolina to Canada but from a young boy to a man. Excellent historical fiction from a master storyteller.
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February 9, 2018 – Started Reading
February 9, 2018 – Shelved
February 9, 2018 – Finished Reading

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