Who Tells the Moon to Sleep?

Who Tells the Moon to Sleep?

by Haley Whitehall

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Who Tells the Moon to Sleep? by Haley Whitehall, Bill Pilgrim

Picture book for ages 8 and up.

Having learned from Mama that the world is filled with things that do what they please like the moon and the cat, eight-year-old Tess wonders why she and Mama are constantly told what to do. They are told when to play, when to eat, and even when to sleep. Mama gently explains that they are slaves and are told what to do because they are owned by the couple in the big house whose fields they work. But Tess realizes that a person can never truly be owned. The master cannot control her mind or her heart.

This is a tender story that tells of the heartbreak of slavery and one little girl’s powerful plea for freedom.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015721928
Publisher: Expanding Horizons Press
Publication date: 12/10/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Since the age of four, Haley Whitehall always wanted to be a writer. She went to Central Washington University and majored in her other favorite subject: history. She has social studies and library endorsements. Now she pairs her two passions into writing historical fiction set in the nineteenth century U.S. She writes what she fondly calls "out of the box" stories. Forgotten history and the complexities of human nature inspire her characters and plots. Mark Twain serves as her writing mentor. Haley loves coffee a little too much. Perhaps that is why she is a night owl. Cats, a good book, and a view of the mountains make her happy.

She blogs at HaleyWhitehall.com or you can follow her on Twitter @HaleyWhitehall.

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Who Tells the Moon to Sleep? 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Kyrana More than 1 year ago
Who Tells The Moon to Sleep? Written by Haley Whitehall, this book is a fictional portrayal of a little girl who lived as a slave on a tobacco farm. The story is told from the child’s perspective as she begins to notice that not everyone is treated the same. Sad and thought provoking, this is an excellent read-a-loud book for early readers.  The book is also suitable as a resource in the classroom to support discussions about slavery and treating others equally.