Then her older brother Neddy runs away and Eulinda is left alone in a household headed by a cruel mistress - and a master who will not acknowledge that Eulinda is his daughter. But not everything goes as planned. Her master is also her father but will not acknowledge that. Searching for her beloved brother Neddy, she learns that he died in Andersonville Prison. Would you recommend this book? I wont give away anymore. A child of the white master and his black slave, Eulinda is unsure of where she fits in life. It was reccomended by the librarian at my school.
A historical fiction tale about a young black girl, the daughter of a slave o This book started out as three stars for me, but as it built in story, and as more characters were introduced, it got cooler. Eulinda goes there first to try to find her brother, who deserted the plantation to fight in the Union army, was subsequently captured, and whom Eulinda is convinced is being held prisoner there. Also there are some reasons why I didn't like the book. The life of thirteen-year-old slave girl Eulinda is intertwined with the horror of the prison camp in which 13,000 Union soldiers died in 1864 and 1865. I ended up reading it before breakfast this morning.
Her younger brother Zeke was sold away, her older brother Neddy joined the Northern war effort, and her master will not acknowledge that Eulinda is his daughter. I think this is a very worthwhile book for children in the recommended age group. Eventually, the cousins are reunited at a farmstead run by tough Gran'Ma Ben and her spirited granddaughter, Thorn. As a sidenote, I discovered an inconsistency a slave how had first been described as losing his five children later only said it was four—1 boy + 3 girls or vice versa. Notoriously this prison kept soldiers in barbarous, torturous conditions. I am sure there were many people like Eulinda during this time who took a stand for what was right.
This is done with the help of Clara Barton. It is in the throes of the civil war, and everyone knows the South will lose, but the slaves have not been declared free as yet. Families don't know if they'll ever see each other again, or see each other in terrible condition. The southern slaves are gradually gaining there freedom back. One of her brothers has been sold, and the other has joined the Union war effort. Eulinda really feels like she must do something with her life and I can relate so much to her own quest for fulfillment.
And then wise Gran'ma Ben disappears. Granted, it was a thirteen year old slave girl that was telling the story, but I still thought that it could use something a little extra. . Rinaldi made it clear that everyone, even the young slaves who thought nothing of themselves, has a purpose in life and it is their personal mission to find out what it is. The gruesome details of Andersonville have been well researched and will enrich the reader's knowledge of a largely undocumented facet of the Civil War.
I love the stories of Florence Nightingale and her nurses in the Crimea. I wonder if Ann Rinaldi is the first writer for children to uncover the secret of the sexual exploitation of black women by their white owners during America's period of infamy? Hampton and her slave mother. I thought the book had a good sense of style. All that Reb and Yank rationalizations, when men had their blood up, a contradictory way of lifestyle at stake, and you get all sorts of cruelty unleashed on the world. I found that as I kept reading it got harder and harder to finish because it did get dull at some parts. It is a historical fiction book written by Ann Rinaldi. Back at the farm, Fone Bone and Thorn are troubled by strange dreams, and Gran'ma Ben's reaction to them is stranger still: She reveals long-kept secrets and warns of great danger.
His new wife seems to treat Eulinda like an actual member of the family, that is when it is convenient for her in the presence of her husband. Then Eulinda meets someone named Clara Barton she offers Eulinda a job anmd she is not so sure what to say. When she finds him she finds the ring and goes about trying to set things right. Eulinda and her father constantly try to bring Neddy back home. Along the way, she meets the famous Clara Barton and several other real historical figures.
One wonders how that would affect a life. Reading this reminded me how much I enjoy Rinaldi's well-researched books. This book will appeal most to those who like historical fiction and books that expess African American slaves' journey through life. I am a teacher who read this book and several others in an evening to preview them for students. That the most important thing in this world is to be true to yourself, and once that happens, everything else falls into place.
Her mettle is additionally tested when she realizes her brother Neddy might be buried in the now-closed Andersonville Prison where soldiers were kept in torturous conditions. If you don't leave in ten seconds you are going to lose this dog you got with ya. When the prison opens up, she starts to see all the bad in her situation. It made me a bit hesitant to pick up another of Rinaldi's books, but I did and it was completely worth it. Now that I have finished this book, I found that it wasn't as good as I thought it would be. This is probably because it is intended for younger readers, such as middle schoolers. A young slave boy is taken from his family and sold to another master.