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Joyce Hansen  - I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly

I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly

The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1865

Author: Joyce Hansen

  • AGES 8 - 12 
  • Genre Historical Fiction,Diaries and Journals
Since she had secretly learned to read and write as a slave, 12-year-old Patsy is able to document her new life and dreams now that she is free. A time that isn't often written about, the Reconstruction Period offers a fascinating milieu for the reflections of a young girl as she determines what freedom means to her. An epilogue, historical notes, photos, and maps provide additional information.

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