I THOUGHT MY SOUL WOULD RISE AND FLY : THE RECONSTRUCTION ERA DIARY
(DEAR AMERICA SERIES)
New York : Scholastic, 1997
is the fictionalized diary of Patsy, a twelve year old living in the 1860's.
Patsy has been a slave and is now freed. She stays on the plantation as
a free worker. Patsy has learned to read and write by listening to the
lessons of the plantation owner's children. She begins to teach the other
plantation children and discovers she has a real knack for teaching.
African Americans -- Fiction
Reconstruction -- Fiction
United States -- History -- 1865-1898 -- Fiction
Diaries -- Fiction
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