Patricia Polacco's most powerful book since Pink and Say.
In the middle of the night, The Crosswhites?including young Sadie?must flee the Kentucky plantation they work on. Dear January has been beaten and killed by the plantation master, and they fear who may be next. But Sadie must leave behind her most valuable possession, the wooden sparrow carved for her by January. Through the Underground Railroad, the Crosswhites make the slow and arduous journey to Marshall, Michigan, where they finally live in freedom. And there they stay, happily, until the day a mysterious package shows up on their doorsteps. It is January's sparrow, with a note that reads, ?I found you.?
How the Crosswhites, and the whole town of Marshall, face this threat will leave readers empowered and enthralled. This is a Polacco adventure that will live in the minds of children for years.
Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Patricia Polacco
Publisher: Philomel Books
Size: 11.00h x 10.10w x 0.60d
Award: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - Nominee
Award: Charlotte Award - Nominee
Award: Michigan Notable Books - Winner
Award: Sequoyah Book Awards - Nominee
Review Citations: Kirkus Review - Children 09/01/2009
School Library Journal 09/01/2009 pg. 171
Publishers Weekly 09/28/2009 pg. 64
Booklist 10/15/2009 pg. 52
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2009 pg. 659
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2010
Multicultural Review 08/01/2010 pg. 71
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2010 - Superior,Well Above Average
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 133241 / January's Sparrow
Reading Level: 4.4 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 1