Saturday, August 15, 2009

Black Angels by Linda Beatrice Brown

Abstract: Three Southern children, two black and one white, escape from their homes during the horrors of the Civil War and, after meeting in the woods, gradually come to rely on each other as they make their way slowly north, enduring hunger, fear, sickness, and constant danger, before arriving in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia.

Publisher: Putnam's, 272 p.


Teresa said...

This title is scheduled to be released on September 17, 2009.

katharine said...

A really remarkable book. The ending wrapped up a little bit neatly, but I don't think it took away from the rest of the book in any way. Be prepared to warn parents about the copious use of "the n word." It is historically accurate and felt like it belonged there, but its use may raise eyebrows.