The Promise (#1)

Based on a true story, The Promise follows Mary, the 9 year old daughter of slave family in Louisiana in the 1850s Because Mary and her father can read and write, Mary s family is promised freedom if they travel with their master on the treacherous Oregon Trail.When they reach Oregon, the master frees the parents but keeps Mary and her brother as slaves Mary s parents taBased on a true story, The Promise follows Mary, the 9 year old daughter of slave family in Louisiana in the 1850s Because Mary and her father can read and write, Mary s family is promised freedom if they travel with their master on the treacherous Oregon Trail.When they reach Oregon, the master frees the parents but keeps Mary and her brother as slaves Mary s parents take the master to court to sue for custody of their children, and with Mary s brave testimony, they set in motion a law which helps determine if Oregon will come into the Union as a free state or a slave state The Promise is a historical chapter book for children ages 7 9.
The Promise Based on a true story The Promise follows Mary the year old daughter of slave family in Louisiana in the s Because Mary and her father can read and write Mary s family is promised freedom if

  • Title: The Promise (#1)
  • Author: Dawn Comer Jefferson Rosanne Welch
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 202
  • Format: ebook
  • 1 thought on “The Promise (#1)”

    1. The Promise is a very moving story and conveys the complexities of chattel slavery with an unapologetic simplicity and thoughtfulness that humanizes each character. Very well done. Though written for young readers, it is an excellent read for all ages that informs and educates while engaging the heart. A great resource for teachers. An enlightening entry to a child's view of the world during slavery and the promise of freedom.

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