The Land

The Land

Book - 2016 ♭2001
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After the Civil War Paul, the son of a white father and a black mother finds himself caught between the two worlds of colored folks and white folks as he pursues his dream of owning land of his own.
Publisher: New York, NY : Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016] ℗♭2001.
New York, NY : Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016].
Copyright Date: ℗♭2001.
ISBN: 9781101997567
Characteristics: 369, 14 pages : genealogical table ; 20 cm.


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Mar 27, 2020

Very good children’s historical fiction. In fact, I think this is better suited to teens and adults. Children might enjoy the first section when Paul is a boy, but I think they would probably lose interest once Paul sets off on his own. Post Civil War, Paul’s dream is to own his own land. With a strong determination he spends years of hard work and sacrifice to make that dream come true. He is a man of honor and integrity, but as a man of color he is not always treated in that same manner. This story is based on the author’s family and is a prequel to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, which I looked forward to reading soon.

Mar 18, 2017

I read this book when I was a young teenager. Loved it!


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