|Slavery and the Civil War : rooted in racism (American Slavery And The Fight For Freedom)|
Author: Smith, Elliott
The Civil War began after eleven southern states seceded in order to keep slavery. Discover how enslaved people experienced the war, from serving on the front lines to glimpsing and winning freedom.
School Library Journal (04/01/22)
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School Library Journal - 04/01/2022 Gr 4–8—This series is part of the Read Woke Books imprint in partnership with Cicely Lewis, who wrote the introductory letter found in each book. The titles cover events and important figures from the beginning of slavery in America up through the Jim Crow era. A note encourages readers to view the photos and illustrations critically and additional reflection questions are scattered throughout the books. In "Primary Source Voices," QR codes access recordings of formerly enslaved persons or other historical narratives, while the "Take Action" section offers virtual trips to national historic sites and museums as well as ideas for how to become politically active. There is also a Read Woke reading list in the back matter of each title. VERDICT An important purchase for those who want to broaden the perspectives in their American History collection. - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.