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.
|Publisher:||Expanding Horizons Press|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||1 MB|
|Age Range:||6 - 8 Years|
About the Author
She blogs at HaleyWhitehall.com or you can follow her on Twitter @HaleyWhitehall.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.