Remember Me
OR

 
Pink and Say
ILLUSTRATOR
 
SERIES
 
TYPE
AGE
Children's - Grade 2-3, Age 7-8 
READABILITY
4.4 
PAGES
1 v. (unpaged)  
KEYWORDS
 
PUBLISHER
$15.29
Retail $17.99

QUANTITY
In Cart: 0
Available: 79
School And Library
ISBN 9780399226717
Publisher Summary
Say Curtis describes his meeting with Pinkus Aylee, a Black soldier, during the Civil War, and their capture by Southern troops.

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 Sheldon's 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 soldier's 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 great-grandfather to grandmother, to son, and finally to the author-artist herself, Patricia Polacco once again celebrates the shared humanity of the peoples of this world.
 
If you like this book, here are a few more suggestions
Mine, All Mine : A Book About Pronouns Barn Dance By My Brother's Side Keep On! : The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-discoverer of the North Pole Bronco Charlie and the Pony Express Amazing Grace If You Were Quotation Marks They're Off! : The Story of the Pony Express Monitor : The Iron Warship That Changed the World Brown Angels : An Album of Pictures and Verse Passage to Freedom : The Sugihara Story Printer, the Tomas and the Library Lady Marching With Aunt Susan : Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women's Suffrage Winter Eyes Pippo the Fool On the Wing : Bird Poems and Paintings Saint Valentine Cake That Mack Ate Lily Cupboard/a Story of the Holocaust