Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Freedom in Congo Square

Freedom in Congo Square
Author: Carole Boston Weatherford and R. Gregory Christie
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Reviewer: Juan

Summary: Taking place during the era of slavery in America, this story follows a group of slaves in New Orleans, Louisiana. A Poetic style is used to describe the day to day chores that was forced upon these individuals. Each day they counted down waiting until Sunday where they gathered at Congo Square. There they are free to forget about their life in chains and rejoice, sing, dance, and play music.

Review: This book is a great way to teach children a bit of American history. The author uses a poetic style to narrate the life of slaves on a plantation. More importantly it demonstrates the capacity for individuals to find hope and happiness even in the most darkest and difficult moments in a person’s life.

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