A Mighty Big Imagining (Our Canadian Girl: Rachel, #1)



A Mighty Big Imagining Tells The Story Of Ten Year Old Rachel, Who In 1783 Arrives In Northern Nova Scotia With Her Mother, Where They Reunite With Rachel S Stepfather After Escaping Slavery In South Carolina Like Many Slaves During The American Revolution, Rachel S Family Aided The British War Effort, In Return For Which They Were Promised Their Freedom As Well As Title To Land In The British Colony.Their Joy At Gaining Freedom In A Safe New Home Is Dashed When They Arrive, For The Land They Are Given Is Barren, The Weather Frightful Worse Still, Rachel S Mother Is Pregnant For A While, Rachel Even Believes They Were Better Off As Slaves At Least They Were Warm And Didn T Go Hungry.Despite The Adverse Conditions Of Their New Life, Rachel Is Determined Not Just To Survive, But To Make The Most Of Her Freedom She Wants To Learn To Read And Write, And To Help Her Family Turn Their Squalid Hovel Into A Home With Perseverance, Pluck, And The Help Of A Native Girl Named Marie Andr E, She Will Help Herself And Her Family To Survive Their First Winter Of Freedom.A Mighty Big Imagining (Our Canadian Girl: Rachel, #1)

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  • Paperback
  • A Mighty Big Imagining (Our Canadian Girl: Rachel, #1)
  • Lynne Kositsky
  • English
  • 11 August 2017
  • 0141002522

10 thoughts on “A Mighty Big Imagining (Our Canadian Girl: Rachel, #1)

  1. says:

    This book is the first about Rachel, a young former slave, in the Our Canadian Girl series The Our Canadian girl books are about young fictional Canadian girls during different periods in history Rachel is ten years old in 1783 She and her mother and stepfather were slaves on a plantation in South Carolina Because the British promised to free the slaves, Rachel and her family ran away to join them during the American Revolution But when the British lose the war, although Rachel and her fami This book is the first about Rachel, a young former slave, in the Our Canadian Girl series The Our Canadian girl books are about young fictional Canadian girls during different periods in history Rachel is ten years old in 1783 She and her mother and stepfather were slaves on a plantation in South Carolina Because the...

  2. says:

    I read this book to my class simply because it is hard to find books that deal with the racism former slaves faced, when they arrived in Canada That is a topic that needs to befully explored Seeing ourselves as the heroes at the end of the Underground Railroad, might be tempting for us, but it is not accurate.This is a simple book, meant for young students I read it to my students grades 7 and 8 , because I couldn t find aage appropriate alternative Because the book is meant for I read this book to...

  3. says:

    Black history should be learned by anyone unclear about the overdue respect they deserve I await society s understanding that animals are equals stories about slavery is awful However Lynne Kositsky skilfully portrays the feelings and fresh chapter of a normal child HerOur Canadian Girltreatise isedge of your seat, than dour A Mighty Big Imagining , 2001, invites us to follow Rachel and her mother, Sukey Sparrow away from their Charlottetown, South Carolina plantation Her father Black history should be learned by anyone unclear about the overdue respect they deserve I await society s understanding that animals are equals stories about slavery is awful However Lynne Kositsky skilfully portrays the feelings and fresh chapter of a normal child HerOur Canadian Girltreatise isedge of your seat, than dour A Mighty Big Imagining , 2001, invites us to follow Rachel and her mother, Sukey Sparrow away from their Charlottetown, South Carolina plantation Her father was sold before we met them Rachel s mother expects a baby with a stepfather, in the year 1783.Instead of relating awful circumstances, Lynne shows what this voyage and freedom mean to them, through her characters feelings and how they handle the new things they encounter I learned that the British fought the United States while colonizing Canada Those fighting for the United States were called patriots and sold...

  4. says:

    A great book for young girls Each book in the series follows a young girl through a tough part in her life Allows girls to put themselves in the shoes of the main characters and also teach them of Canada s history.

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