"The book 'From Slave Ship to Freedom Road' by Julius Lester is about Africans and how they lived as slaves. They were captured by the Spanish and brought to Jamestown, Va., on a big ship. They slept on shelves side-by-side. When it was time for them to wake up the men had to do their jobs. They had to be chained so they couldn't get away. The women had to wash clothes and others worked in the fields to plant crops. I like this book because it tells the story of my ancestors. I know that they fought for freedom so this world would be a better place for all African Americans."
-- Brooke Matthews
"One of my favorite books is 'The Adventures of Laura & Jack' by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I like this book because it is very exciting. One of the best parts was when Pa and Ma were away and their ox went on top of their dugout house and made a hole in the roof."
-- Billy Russell
" 'The Baby Sitters Club' books by Ann M. Martin are fantastic books. These chapter books are very funny to read. They get exciting once in a while. For example, instead of baby sitting, once they ended up sitting for two Saint Bernards. Also, it is fun to read about 13-year-olds."
-- Linda Yi
Thunder Hill Elementary
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Pub Date: 06/06/99