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During the time of slavery, the men, women, and children who had worked so hard bringing in the harvest were sometimes allowed one night to celebrate the completion of their wearisome tasks. This story takes place during one of those nights. Jess has always wanted to be the special boy who is allowed to help the fiddler during the corn-shucking party. He wants to be the onDuring the time of slavery, the men, women, and children who had worked so hard bringing in the harvest were sometimes allowed one night to celebrate the completion of their wearisome tasks. This story takes place during one of those nights. Jess has always wanted to be the special boy who is allowed to help the fiddler during the corn-shucking party. He wants to be the one who gets to keep time by beating on the old man's fiddle with a pair of sturdy straws. However, wishing is one thing and making sure your wish comes true is something else. Irene Smalls's story of one boy's determination to succeed has been glowingly illustrated by Melodye Rosales, and the combination of their talents creates a vivid vignette of a people's strength and spirit during the terrible days of slavery....

Title : A Strawbeater's Thanksgiving
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ISBN : 9780316798662
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 490 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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A Strawbeater's Thanksgiving Reviews

  • Ashley Jacobson
    2018-12-02 23:21

    A book for older elementary kids. It’s a hopeful story, but a little confusing.

  • Elizabeth
    2018-12-04 18:17

    I appreciated a view into a part of slave life that wasn't all terrible -- showing how even in the midst of their difficult lives, slaves could find ways to celebrate in community, while still reminding the reader that it was only squeezed in between and it wasn't like this means we can all stop feeling bad about slavery.But ugh, I did not care about Jess or his desire to be strawbeater, (view spoiler)[so instead of experiencing his story as a triumph of an underdog or the triumph of persistence of whatever, I was actually kind of rooting against him and mostly just wanted to read as little as possible of that part of the story. (hide spoiler)]

  • Teri
    2018-11-25 23:24

    eh

  • Edda
    2018-12-06 21:23

    A book about finding joy during dark, terrible times. Filled with beautiful, warm illustrations.

  • Mainchild
    2018-12-11 23:35

    PIC Smal