Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule
Simon&Shuster

Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule

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    • Winner of the 1999 Scott O'Dell Award 
      A Notable Children's Book in the Field of Social Studies
       
      Maybe nobody gave freedom, and nobody could take it away like they could take away a family farm. Maybe freedom was something you claimed for yourself. 
      Like other ex-slaves, Pascal and his older brother Gideon have been promised forty acres and maybe a mule. With the family of friends they have built along the way, they claim a place of their own. Green Gloryland is the most wonderful place on earth, their own family farm with a healthy cotton crop and plenty to eat. But the notorious night riders have plans to take it away, threatening to tear the beautiful freedom that the two boys are enjoying for the first time in their young lives. Coming alive in plain, vibrant language is this story of the Reconstruction, after the Civil War.

    • Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule

      By Harriette Gillem Robinet (Author) , Wendell Minor (Illustrator)

      Paperback: 144 pages

      Age Range: 8 - 12 years

      Grade Level: 3 - 7

      Publisher: Aladdin (February 1, 2000)