Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Summer reading, Day 2
Today we meet Moses, the 12-year-old runaway slave in Cindy Noonan's young adult (middle grade and junior high) novel, Dark Enough to See the Stars.
My name is Moses. My mama gave me that name. She been telling me since I can remember that I was named after Moses in the Bible. She always said that Moses’ mama didn’t want him growing up no slave. She didn’t want me growing up one neither. Mama thinks that someday I’m gonna save my people just like he did. So no matter how many times Buck, the overseer, calls me darkie or boy or nigguh, I think about my real name that Mama gave me. . . . Click here to continue reading.