I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly

I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly

The Diary of Patsy, A Freed Girl

Book - 1997
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Twelve-year-old Patsy keeps a diary of the ripe but confusing time following the end of the Civil War and the granting of freedom to former slaves.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 1997.
ISBN: 9780590849135
Characteristics: 197 p. 20 cm.


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Aug 15, 2016

This inspirational girl is amazing. She is a house slave, not normally subject to the usual horrific treatment of slaves but does not know who her family is or if she has one. She has a limp and a stutter which subjects her to ridicule as a dummy by her owners and other slaves. But she is wicked smart and has learned how to read and write on the sly and is smarter than all the others. Her story is so inspiring and makes me appreciate my education that I am very, very, glad that I read this book.


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