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January's Sparrow


A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Patricia  Polacco
Publisher: Philomel
Subject/Category: 3-5
Year Reviewed:: 2010
ISBN: 9780399250774
Review: Sadie tells the story of January, her brother, and her family, the Crosswhites. The Crosswhites are terrorized by slave catchers and they flee from their Kentucky plantation. They are ever-watchful until the dreaded slave catchers arrive in the middle of the night to take them back to the plantation. Polacco's storytelling is exquisite in this tender, but violent tale.

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