Nettie's Trip South

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In a letter to her friend, Nettie remembers her trip to the pre-Civil War South. She remembers the sweet cedar smell in the air and the sun pressing on her head. But she also remembers Tabitha, the slave at the hotel who has only that one name, and she remembers the heaps of rags the slaves use for beds. Most of all, though, she remembers the slave auction where people were bought and sold like sacks of flour. Nettie can't forget these images, and she can't help but wonder what ...

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Overview

In a letter to her friend, Nettie remembers her trip to the pre-Civil War South. She remembers the sweet cedar smell in the air and the sun pressing on her head. But she also remembers Tabitha, the slave at the hotel who has only that one name, and she remembers the heaps of rags the slaves use for beds. Most of all, though, she remembers the slave auction where people were bought and sold like sacks of flour. Nettie can't forget these images, and she can't help but wonder what life would be like if she were a slave...
Based on the diary of the author's great-grandmother, this is a poignant and compelling look at slavery through the eyes of a young girl. Once read, it is not soon forgotten.

A ten-year-old northern girl encounters the ugly realities of slavery when she visits Richmond, Virginia, and sees a slave auction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689801174
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 10/28/1995
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 266,668
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Turner is the talented author of a number of books for young people, including Dakota Dugout (an ALA Notable Book), Tickle a Pickle, and Third Girl from the Left. She has also written nonfiction and poetry. She lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, where she enjoys gardening, sailing, and cooking.
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