The Resource Calico Girl, Jerdine Nolen

Calico Girl, Jerdine Nolen

Label
Calico Girl
Title
Calico Girl
Statement of responsibility
Jerdine Nolen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Callie struggles to understand slavery when her stepbrother is sold away at the start of the Civil War, but is determined her whole family will be free one day. Includes historical notes
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Review
Grades 4-6 Fort Monroe, a Union-controlled outpost in the antebellum South, provides the backdrop for the story of Callie, an enslaved girl. Callie’s mistress is also her aunt, and one day she will free Callie, like she freed her brother, Callie’s father. But the sale of Callie’s stepbrother, to raise money for the war effort, reveals how fragile that promise is. Then comes news of Fort Monroe, where slaves can find refuge as “contraband of war,” outside the reach of newly seceded states. Part one documents the start of the Civil War and the break up of Callie’s world, while part two focuses on the choices Callie makes as she prepares to leave her family for an education in the North. Callie’s story, despite the disturbing complexity of her family tree, is less compelling than the history lesson. Background notes and a time line at the beginning explore how Union soldiers were able to exploit a legal loophole to save countless lives, while an afterword provides further source material for this pivotal moment in American history. -- Dean, Kara (Reviewed 12/15/2016) (Booklist, vol 113, number 8, p48)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10555159
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nolen, Jerdine
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Families
  • Race relations
  • African Americans
  • United States
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Calico Girl, Jerdine Nolen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Paula Wiseman Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 164 pages
Isbn
9781481459815
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2016020651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)951070107
Label
Calico Girl, Jerdine Nolen
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Paula Wiseman Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 164 pages
Isbn
9781481459815
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2016020651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)951070107

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