Let My People Go

Let My People Go

Bible Stories Told by A Freeman of Color to His Daughter Charlotte, in Charleston, South Carolina, 1806-16

Book - 1998
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The daughter of a free Black man who worked as a blacksmith in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1800s recalls the stories from the Bible that her father shared with her, relating them to the experiences of African Americans.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780689808562
Characteristics: vii, 134 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm


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Mister_Eugene May 01, 2015

First and foremost let me state that this was a book given to me to read and review and not one that I sought out on my own.

With that said, and after reading this book I can honestly say that this is a good book to read.

It is not just for children, but those who want to learn more about the African slave experiences in the United States of America, and people who are just starting to read The Word.

For those who are just starting to read The Word the stories in this book gives a great synopsis of the overall Biblical books mentioned at the beginning of every chapter in this book.

The strongest point of this book is the way the events of the lives of Price Jeffries and/or his daughter Charlotte transition into an account from The Bible.

The only drawback of this book is the inconsistency of Price's vocabulary. At times he speaks like a man with no formal education and at other times he speaks like a man who has the equivalent of a High School diploma (in this modern era).

Despite this very minor drawback this is an excellent book to read, especially for those groups of people that I mentioned at the beginning of this review.

This is definitely a book worth both reading AND owning.


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