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Dear Am: I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly

Dear Am: I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly

Series: Dear America
by Joyce Hansen
Since she had secretly learned to read and write as a slave, 12-year-old Patsy is able to document her new life and dreams now that she is free. A time that isn’t often written about, the Reconstruction Period offers a fascinating milieu for the reflections of a young girl as she determines what freedom means to her. An epilogue, historical notes, photos, and maps provide additional information.
Ages
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
4.8
Lexile Measure
820L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
T
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
208
Genre
Diaries and Journals, Historical Fiction

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Joyce Hansen Joyce Hansen is inspired by and writes for her students. Her works include The Captive and Women of Hope.

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