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The Freedom Riddle

The Freedom Riddle It s Christmas on Master Brown s plantation and like Christmas everywhere that means it s time for gift giving There are no ordinary gifts on the plantation though Here there is a special traditio

  • Title: The Freedom Riddle
  • Author: Angela Shelf Medearis John Ward
  • ISBN: 9781577684411
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It s Christmas on Master Brown s plantation and, like Christmas everywhere, that means it s time for gift giving There are no ordinary gifts on the plantation, though Here, there is a special tradition when two people see each other, the first to say Christmas gift receives a special present.Jim, a slave, seizes the opportunity to ask Master Brown for a gift the gifIt s Christmas on Master Brown s plantation and, like Christmas everywhere, that means it s time for gift giving There are no ordinary gifts on the plantation, though Here, there is a special tradition when two people see each other, the first to say Christmas gift receives a special present.Jim, a slave, seizes the opportunity to ask Master Brown for a gift the gift of his freedom There s just one catch first Jim has to come up with a riddle that the master cannot answer Through spring, summer, and fall, Jim struggles to come up with the perfect riddle By Christmas, he s ready with the riddle that will win his right to be free forever.Based on a true story first told to writer William Faulkner, The Freedom Riddle makes an important statement about freedom and history that will resonate with readers of all ages A perfect book for Black History month that will be enjoyed again at Christmas.

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      Published :2018-09-04T10:25:09+00:00

    1 thought on “The Freedom Riddle

    1. I loved reading this to my grandson's second grade class today. Based on a true story from slavery times, Jim outthinks the slave master and comes up with a riddle that allows him to obtain his freedom. Loaded with Christmas traditions practiced in slavery, many of which were new to me. Beautifully illustrated. The children loved trying to guess the answers to Jim's riddle.

    2. Found this text kind of unrealistic historically but it was a good story for children to understand the hardship that slaves went through during that time period

    3. There's a lot of text for a picture book, so aimed at older readers.It also includes a lot of description about what Christmas celebrations were like for slaves on this particular plantation.Nicely illustrated.Based on a story told to William Faulkner by a former slave from this very plantation.

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