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(Grades 1-4) African-Americans--Fiction Family Life--Fiction Fugitive Slaves--Fiction Slavery--Fiction

The Summons: The Bell Rang by James E. Ransome

Monday:The bell rings,and no sun in the sky.Daddy gathers wood.Mama cooks.We eat. In the dawn a girl watches her family, Mama, Daddy, and brother Ben, go off to work with Master Tucker’s other slaves, while she stays with the kids too young for field work with Miss Sarah Mae. But on Wednesday morning something is […]

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