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January's Sparrow Hardcover – October 29, 2009
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"[T]his moving account effectively highlights a significant instance of nonviolent community resistance to injustice." --School Library Journal
"Polacco at her best...undeniably vivid." --Horn Book
Top Customer Reviews
This book, along with Pink and Say, are perfect for middle school kids. They give good, true information in a format that is non-threatening. The kids are appropriately shocked and outraged, but they are allowed to digest it at their own pace and they have Patricia's gentle and beautiful artwork to help them understand.
This book should win the Newbery and Caldecott Awards.
Interest Level: Grade 3.5/4 & Up; reading level 4.4--Historical Fiction (Slavery)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Like all Patricia Polacco books this is superb. She really know how to bring you in to the story.Read all her books!Published 6 days ago by Patricia Endicott
January's Sparrow was an amazing account of the effects slavery had on people. It's a time period that many people tend to push to the side because it is painful to uncover. Read morePublished 10 months ago by M. Watts
My favorite Polacco book so far. This is a great story to reveal the horror of slavery and the joy of freedom.Published 12 months ago by Rana
One of my favorite books to use in a classroom. This is clearly fiction, but based on true events. It hooks kids with some compelling questions to discuss. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Teacher
This is one of those books that you will keep forever, whether you teach history or manage a library or just love to own a fuller depiction of a very sad and difficult time. Read morePublished on February 18, 2014 by Deborah O. Hin
In the vein of Pink and Say this book brings to life the horror of American Slavery and the bravery of those who resisted it.Published on April 30, 2012 by Allen Ritchie
I teach 4th and 5th grade and I use this book all the time in my class. The pictures and story from the beginning rope the kids in. Read morePublished on July 19, 2011 by Kyle C.
I was initially attracted to this book. It combines substantial text and pictures. It seemed to be a compelling story that was a little different than the usual Underground Railway... Read morePublished on August 31, 2010 by PhyllistheAuthor