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BOOK ´ The Bell Rang Ç James E. Ransome

A young slave girl witnesses the heartbreak and hopefulness of her family and their plantation community when her brother escapes for freedomEvery single morning the overseer of the Wow Powerful story Spare text shows the repetition of days for enslaved people and builds tension up to a family member running away Illustrations are striking

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The Bell RangWhen the bell rings and Ben is nowhere to be found Because Ben ran Yet despite their fear and sadness his family remains hopeful that maybe just maybe he made it North That he is fr This one is a difficult and beautiful one It made me cry in the way that Patricia Polacco's Pink and Say made me cry and yet it's powerful in it's spare words and beautiful illustration It recounts the life of a slave family in the rhythym of their days and then in the sudden escape of the son Ben The tension is masterfully conveyed and I love that it leaves you never knowing what happened to Ben conveying the unknown and the loss that many families in slavery experienced Wow

James E. Ransome Ç The Bell Rang BOOK

DOC á READER The Bell Rang FREE ↠ RANDARENEWABLES ↠ A young slave girl witnesses the heartbreak and hopefulness of her family and their plantation community when her brother escapes for freedomEvery single morning the overseer of the plantation rings the bell Daddy gathers wood Mama cooks Ben and the other slaves go ouPlantation rings the bell Daddy gathers wood Mama cooks Ben and the other slaves go out to work Each day is the same Full of grueling work and sweltering heat Every day except one February is Black History Month and while I believe Black History is integral part of American History and should be all year round I always like read a book that deals with Black History Month and this children picture book is phenomenalHow are we suppose to have an open dialogue to teach children about slavery and how its one of several dark moments in our history without frightening them? I honestly believe this picture book nails the mark and showcasing slavery through the eyes of a young slave girlMy reaction after reading this book was simply WOW My mouth dropped at how simplistic the writing it is and yet the illustrations speaks volumes on the environment and the family unit We always focus on the climate of Slavery the Underground Railroad and yet we never see the impact it has on families whose loved ones escape for a better futureThe narrator’s brother Ben decides to escape to the North and you never find out whether he succeeded got caught or died during the journey It’s the reality of the matter for thousands of slaves and their families when force to make that sacrifice in order to escape slavery and tortured I cannot begin to imagine the pain it must have felt for Ben to save himself and the pain his family must have experience in reference to the overseer of Master Tucker’s plantation and the worrying as to whether Ben survived or not It also plants the seeds in the narrator as to whether in her future she chooses to escape like her brother or continue to be a slaveOverall this is a fantastic children’s book that I highly recommend everyone to check out and read it to yourself and to your kids I loved the illustrations the themes and the authors intention with starting an open dialogue about slavery with children