Crossing Ebenezer Creek /

by Bolden, Tonya [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.Description: 230 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781599903194; 1599903199.Subject(s): American Civil War (1861-1865) | Sherman's March to the Sea (1864) | African Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Freedmen -- Juvenile fiction | Sherman's March to the Sea -- Juvenile fiction | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Love -- Fiction | United States | JUVENILE FICTION -- Historical -- United States -- Civil War Period (1850-1877.) | JUVENILE FICTION -- People & Places -- United States -- African American | JUVENILE FICTION -- Family -- Siblings | African Americans | 1861-1865 | Fiction | Historical fiction | History | Juvenile works | Romance fiction | Young adult works | Young adult fiction | Romance fiction | Historical fiction | Historical fiction | Fiction | Juvenile worksSummary: When Mariah and her young brother Zeke are suddenly freed from slavery, they set out on Sherman's long march through Georgia during the Civil War. Mariah wants to believe that the brutalities of slavery are behind them forever and that freedom lies ahead. When she meets Caleb, an enigmatic young black man also on the march, Mariah soon finds herself dreaming not only of a new life, but of true love as well. But even hope comes at a cost, and as the treacherous march continues toward the churning waters of Ebenezer Creek, Mariah's dreams are as vulnerable as ever.
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When Mariah and her young brother Zeke are suddenly freed from slavery, they join Sherman's march through Georgia. Mariah wants to believe that the brutalities of slavery are behind them, but even as hope glimmers, there are many hardships yet to come. When she meets a free black named Caleb, Mariah dreams in a way she never dared . . . of a future worth living and the possibility of true love. But even hope comes at a cost, and as the difficult march continues toward the churning waters of Ebenezer Creek, Mariah's dreams are as vulnerable as ever.<br> In this powerful exploration of a little-known tragedy perfect for fans of Ruta Sepetys, readers will never forget the souls of Ebenezer Creek.<br>

Includes bibliographical references, pages [225]-227.

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When Mariah and her young brother Zeke are suddenly freed from slavery, they set out on Sherman's long march through Georgia during the Civil War. Mariah wants to believe that the brutalities of slavery are behind them forever and that freedom lies ahead. When she meets Caleb, an enigmatic young black man also on the march, Mariah soon finds herself dreaming not only of a new life, but of true love as well. But even hope comes at a cost, and as the treacherous march continues toward the churning waters of Ebenezer Creek, Mariah's dreams are as vulnerable as ever.

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In fall 1864, Mariah is liberated from slavery along with her little brother and joins Sherman's March to the Sea. She wants nothing more than an acre of her own ground--until she meets Caleb. Alternating between Mariah's and Caleb's perspectives, Bolden fleshes out a harrowing historical betrayal, weaving an unforgettable story. An author's note tells more about the drownings and massacre at Ebenezer Creek. Bib. (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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