Dscomreviewshow2309460283bookshowactionfalsefromreviewpage1 targetblank relnofollow I Have Heard of a Land "A BY JOYCE CAROL THOM FOLLOW ME DOWN TO "by Joyce Carol Thom Follow Me Down to Town tells the story of Dede and her family Exodusters who settled "In Nicodemus Kansas Their Story Is One "Nicodemus Kansas Their story is one hard work hope and a bit of luck Tadgell s gorgeous illustrations complement LaFaye s beautiful text This is a must have for classrooms and libraries everywhere br The story of a family working hard to free themselves from sharecropping and moving to the African American settlement of Nicodemus and having a farm of their ownbr br After working the land all day Dede farm of their ownbr br After working the land all day Dede father makes furniture Dede s mother sews dresses and Dede shines shoes at the train station They all worked from sunclimb to sunslide All in hopes of being able to make enough money to pay off their debt and move to their own place When Dede brings home a notice about land being offered to colored folks in Kansas the family has hope that they can improve their situation And with the help of a generous reward given to Dede by a grateful shoeshine customer they set up their homesteadbr br There is an author s note gives detail on Exodusters the term used for African Americans joining the land rush to the frontier To learn about Nicodemus a targetblank relnoopener nofollow hrefhttpswwwnpsgovnicoindexhtmhttpswwwnpsgovnicoindexhtmabr br This book is a heartwarming narrative of hope and overcome hardship centered around a young girl named Dede Her and her parents start as sharecroppers and slowly but surely work up enough money by taking extra jobs to move to the Kansas prairies and make a claim on their own land This story is one that is meant to show how with hard work anyone can overcome their struggles and accomplish something great regardless of their age Three words or phrases that can describe this book are wholesome hopeful and the accomplished American dream. Beginning this fictional story follows Dede and her parents as they set out to stake and secure a claim finally allowing them to have a home to call their own.
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Hard To Save Up The Money Dede Works Hard Shiningto save up the money Dede works hard shining her family sells cotton her mother sells dresses and her father sells
*FURNITURE DEDE DOES A KIND DEED *Dede does a ind deed a stranger and their fortunes change allowing them to pay off their debts and finally buy their own farm in Kansasbr br The story was very realistic but it didn t seem as cultural as I expected The story is one I ve heard many times usually about poor white farmers who want to have their own land This book paints a very pretty picture of a time when things were very hard and an African American family would not have been treated as The Criminal Finances Act 2017 kindly as this one was and though Inow we want to look toward the ideal it s also important to have historical accuracy "i guess my main issue was that the "guess my main issue was that the could have been about anyone The author could have put any race or ethnicity into the book and it wouldn t have changed the story at allbr A historical fiction picture book that shows how a family of sharecroppers went to Kansas and got land of their own They were also helped by a Native American tribe Not entirely sure how accurate the Native American interaction is Follow Me Down To Nicodemus Town tempted me almost as much as cake And I really love cake The story is that of the history of the African American pioneer settlement at Nicodemus town as seen through the eyes of Dede a child whose family saved their hard earned money and took a chance on free land in Kansas The exodusters as the former slaves headed out west for land were called faced extreme hardships But despite being a piece of historical fictional this beautifully written and illustrated story expertly shows the hard work it took for families to make their dream of owning their own home a reality This book is perfect for classrooms Actually this book is perfect for everywhere One of my favorite picture books is a hrefhttpswwwgoodrea. E Midwest Inspired by the true story of Nicodemus Kansas a town founded in the late s by Exodusters former slaves leaving the Jim Crow South in search of a new. ,
I appreciate the perspective this is sharing that I didn t now about these Exodusters towns of former slavessharecroppers However I m wondering how accurate the representation of the
Native American perspective is It s not fully clear from the author s note how authenticAmerican perspective is It s not fully clear from the author s note how authentic truly is I love to learn about historical accounts of little nown events especially when it relates to diverse people groups Have you heard of the Exodusters Neither had I until I read this lovely picture book They were African American settlers
a new in the Midwest by purchasing land in Nicodemus Kansas populated mostly by their own people It took a lot of hard work and determination but Dede and her family did it It s a joy to read about positive experiences these folks had years ago This story will open up "a new world for your child This cover made me pick up "new world for your child This cover made me pick up book and the story led me back to the late 1870 s when Nicodemus Town was founded by the Exodusters They left slavery then sharecropping behind to stake new homes in Kansas This fictional story is a great way to learn their history br br Dede s family is saving up to buy their way free from sharecropping Papa farms by day and builds furniture by night Mama sews dresses when her work is done and Dede shines shoes at the railroad station That s where she spots an add for free homesteads in Kansas Read how Dede and her family made it to Nicodemus Town br br Continue on to the back matter and the story of the real Exodusters Their name is biblical from Exodus and its story of Moses leading his people out of slavery in Egypt Step back to the real town of Nicodemus Kansas You can still visit it today in Graham County This book is a great resource to help older children enter and understand this part of our country s historybr This book is the story of Dede and her family poor African American sharecroppers working for a Caucasian landlord The fam. When Dede sees a notice offering land to black people in Kansas her family decides to give up their life of sharecropping to become homesteading pioneers in th.seeking a new