Review: COME JUNETEENTH by Ann Rinaldi

Diary of an Eccentric reviewed Come Juneteenth by Ann Rinaldi for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011.  Here’s an excerpt:

Come Juneteenth is a fast-paced novel that grabbed my attention right from the start.  Why are Luli and Gabe making their way across the prairie in search of a young woman they both love?  Why did they have to conceal Sis Goose’s freedom, when she loved them and wasn’t likely to leave?  The answers to these questions pulled at my heart, and Rinaldi doesn’t pave the way for a happy ending this time…but that’s what makes this book so good.

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Review: COME JUNETEENTH by Ann Rinaldi

Becky’s Book Reviews reviewed Come Juneteenth by Ann Rinaldi for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011.  Here’s an excerpt:

Secrets. Lies. Lives torn apart. Not by the Freedom War, the War Between the States, the Civil War. But by lies told during those years by masters to their slaves. Come Juneteenth is set in Texas in 1865. Texas slaveholders–like our heroine’s father–were able to keep Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation secret. For two years. Out of necessity? Out of greed? Out of fear? Out of hate or anger? Perhaps we’ll never know all the reasons.

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