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Reviews by Tag: slavery

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1471686036_unbound
Ann E. Burg
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Thursday, Apr 20, 2017

When Grace is called to work in the Big House from the slave cabins, her family warns her to keep her eyes down and watch her mouth, or there could be disastrous consequences. But she makes a grave mistake, and she and her family must flee deep into the dangerous woods, braving slave patrollers, deadly wild animals, and the uncertainty that they will ever be free.

This is a marvelous story for middle schoolers to imagine themselves as Grace and to really put themselves in her shoes. Given how the evil of slavery still touches our country, I hope every child in grade 4 through 6...

Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1363518036_the_glass_arrow
Kristen Simmons
Reviewer's Rating: 
3
Monday, Apr 17, 2017

Fifteen year old Aya has learned to hide from the men who hunt females, then auction off their breeding rights to the highest bidder. She has avoided capture and lived freely with a rag tag group of women in the mountains. But when she is caught by businessmen on a hunting trip, she must learn to fight to survive in a whole new way.

I was hooked from the first few pages. This book was very well written, with some very raw, emotional, and controversial scenes/topics....