Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Front Porch Stories at the One-Room School by Eleanora E. Tate - Multiculture Primary

This novel is about Margie, a 12-year-old, and her younger cousin Ethel; they are bored but soon are entertained by Margie's father. Margie's father tells the youngsters about his childhood, people, and occasions in their town's past. Throughout this story the girls and the reader learns how it was to be an African American in Missouri before integration was legislated. I think that this good would be a great addition with social studies unit discussing the Civil War and Reconstruction. This is a book that everyone can relate to; I know my dad used to sit down with me and I would listen for hours about his childhood and the differences in life then verses now.

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