Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham
This is the fictional story of 10 year-old Ludelphia Bennett. Lu has lived her entire life amoung the safety of family and friends in Gee's Bend and has never crossed the river to see the rest of the world. That, however, is about to change. When her mother becomes deathly ill with pnuemonia, Lu is determined to fetch Doc Nelson to save her. She sets off on a dangerous adventure to leave Gee's Bend. Will Lu like what she sees across the river? Will she ever return to her beloved Gee's Bend? Will her quest to save her mother's life be successful?
If you like reading stories set in your home state of Alabama and written by an Alabama author and if you like historical fiction that is full of adventure, you should read Leaving Gee's Bend.
Recommended for students 11 and up.
Caution: A birthing scene occurs early in the novel.
By Mrs. Norton