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Dear America: I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly
     

Dear America: I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly

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by Joyce Hansen
 

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Joyce Hansen's Coretta Scott King Honor Book I THOUGHT MY SOUL WOULD RISE AND FLY is now back in print with a gorgeous new package! Patsy, an orphaned slave with a bad leg and a quiet nature, is considered slow by the Davis family. But Patsy's smart -- smart enough to learn to read and write on the sly. After the Civil War ends and slavery is abolished, Patsy believes

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Joyce Hansen's Coretta Scott King Honor Book I THOUGHT MY SOUL WOULD RISE AND FLY is now back in print with a gorgeous new package! Patsy, an orphaned slave with a bad leg and a quiet nature, is considered slow by the Davis family. But Patsy's smart -- smart enough to learn to read and write on the sly. After the Civil War ends and slavery is abolished, Patsy believes Master Davis's promise to pay the former house slaves and to educate the slave children. But when the master ignores his promise to establish a school and the Freedmen's Bureau cannot provide a teacher, Patsy steps in to teach the students to read and write. Patsy's diary is filled with courage, conviction, and hope as she strives toward her freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545389006
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Dear America Series
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
294,123
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Joyce Hansen has been writing books and stories for children and young adults for over twenty years. She grew up with two younger brothers and her parents in an extended family that included aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents, all living in the Bronx, New York. For many years Ms. Hansen was a New York City public school teacher. She has since retired and presently lives with her husband in South Carolina, where she writes full-time.

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I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful i started to read and could not stop
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought my soul would fall out and leave me souless. I almost read it in a day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buy it it is wonderful by the way i wrote the one that said i am eight and i love it
Katelyn Venegas More than 1 year ago
I love this story its just so intresting, and sad!! I love these kind of books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really felt my soul would fly away during this book.It was so heart-felt while at the same time the Civil War and everything else was happening . I felt like she was my friend and it makes me even happier knowing it was a True Story ! I hope I will get to meet her in heaven one day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it in one day!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should read this book if you're looking for something good to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much my teacher suggested them. She had a lot of the dear america books! Idont have any though but i read all the dear america books that she had. I still read them i just want to read diffrent ones that i have not read yet. I have read this one before it is really good. I also recemened a lot of the other dear america books like Dear America the diary of Nellie Lee Love Color me dark. But this book is one of my faves please read this book i am beggging you! This is one of the best books ever !Keep readen what we all love ~ Elizabeth B
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It is perfect for kids around any age. I really thought my soul would rise and fly. It has the perfect ending, one of the greatest books I have ever read!
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I really want to read it! ; )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Age eight.This was the best book ever. I didn't think I would like it but I did. Now I kow why you shuoldnt guge a book by its cover. And like I said this is the best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I have never rea this book before.Samantha B it is because of you that i have thought of getting this book when i am finished writing this review i think i will buy this book.i have read many of these books.i think this will be the best book ever.i highly recomen the dear america series.if you have never read a dear america book you should read one.you may someday love these books as much as me
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Well