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Ellen's Broom

ISBN-10: 0399250034
ISBN-13: 9780399250033
Author: Lyons, Kelly Starling
Illustrated by: Minter, Daniel
Interest Level: K-3
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Publication Date: January 2012

Copyright: 2012

Page Count: 32

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Interest Level

Grades K-3

Reading Level

Guided Reading:
Lexile: AD610L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
Grade Level Equivalent:

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

Cherishing the special broom resting above her hearth for its representation of the slave heritage that once forbade legal marriages, Ellen prepares for her parents' triumphant registry at a Reconstruction-era courthouse as lawful husband and wife and proudly carries the broom so that they can repeat a cultural wedding tradition.