Book Review #4 (40 Acres and Maybe a Mule)

Book: 40 Acres and Maybe a Mule

Author: Harriette Gillem Robinet

Genre: Historical Fiction

Page Count: 131

The Civil war has ended and slavery has been abolished. Pascal, his brother, and his best friend, are off to search for 40 acres and maybe a mule. However, many hardships are ahead, but also many joys.

This book takes place during the reconstruction period, but despite that it is very hopeful. In fact, one of my favorite things about this book was the overall hopeful vibe. I also liked the changes in the characters, especially Gideon. I liked Gideon’s character in general, with his mean, but still nice

In this book I learned things about reconstruction. I learned that all free African Americans had to sign a work contract. I learned that many of the teachers that came from the north were not prepared to be teaching former slaves. I learned that eventually African Americans were kicked off their land.

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