Pink and Say

Hear it
By Patricia Polacco
Publisher Philomel Books
Pink and Say
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When Sheldon Russell Curtis told this story to his daughter, Rosa, she kept every word in her heart and was to retell it many times. I will tell it in Sheldons own words as nearly as I can.He was wounded in a fierce battle and left for dead in a pasture somewhere in Georgia when Pinkus found him. Pinkus skin was the color of polished mahogany, and he was flying Union colors like the wounded boy, and he picked him up out of the field and brought him to where the black soldiers mother, Moe Moe Bay, lived. She had soft, gentle hands and cared for him and her Pink.But the two boys were putting her in danger, two Union soldiers in Confederate territory! They had to get back to their outfits. Scared and uncertain, the boys were faced with a hard decision, and then marauding Confederate troops rode in.In this Civil War story passed from greatgrandfather to grandmother, to son, and finally to the authorartist herself, Patricia Polacco once again celebrates the shared humanity of the peoples of this world.

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3249 words3,249 words
48 pages48 pages
Lexile 660LLexile 660L
Grade 1 to 4Grade 1 to 4
Age 6-9Age 6-9
Published 1994Published 1994

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Book ISBN:

0399226710

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