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
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BISAC Subjects

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

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

Description
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.