Priscilla & the Hollyhocks

Priscilla & the Hollyhocks

Anne Broyles (author), Anna Alter (illustrator) (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781570916755

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Priscilla is only four years old when her mother is sold to another master. All Priscilla has to remember her mother by are the hollyhocks she planted by the cow pond. At age ten, Priscilla is sold to a Cherokee famiily and continues her life as a slave. She keeps hope for a better life alive by planting hollyhocks whever she goes. At last, her forced march along the Trail of Tears brings a chance encounter that leads to her freedom. Includes an author's note with more details about this fascinating true story as well as instructions for making hollyhock dolls. "Priscilla and the Hollyhocks tells a story too often ignored or overlooked ,Äî a story of how the west was not won but captured. Reading about Priscilla's remarkable life makes all our hearts a bit warmer while filling our heads with a much-needed piece of American history." ,Äî Nikki Giovanni, poet

Reading Level
Lexile
AD700L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
P
ATOS
3.6
DRA
40
Categories
Genre
Biographies Cultural/Diversity History People & Places Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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