Friday, May 7, 2010

Come Juneteenth by Ann Rinaldi

This historical fiction novel takes place in Texas during the Civil War. Did you know that the slave owners in Texas did not tell their slaves about the Emancipation Proclamation for two years? This novel centers around one family in Texas that owns slaves and also has a slave girl that they have "adopted."

This is a well-written novel about an interesting perspective of the Civil War. You will get attached to the characters and begin to understand what the people of the time were thinking. There is a great twist at the end that I never saw coming!

Mrs. Gallagher