- By Virginia Frances Schwartz

Send One Angel Down

  • Title: Send One Angel Down
  • Author: Virginia Frances Schwartz
  • ISBN: 9780823414840
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Send One Angel Down Eliza experiences the horrors of slavery at an early age she sees newborn babies torn from their mothers and knows of the cruel sun and even crueler overseer in the cotton fields Even as her cousin Ab

    Eliza experiences the horrors of slavery at an early age she sees newborn babies torn from their mothers and knows of the cruel sun and even crueler overseer in the cotton fields Even as her cousin Abram strives to protect her from these harsh realities, Eliza cannot escape the hatred of the master s daughters, when they stare at her fair skin and blue eyes Freedom seemEliza experiences the horrors of slavery at an early age she sees newborn babies torn from their mothers and knows of the cruel sun and even crueler overseer in the cotton fields Even as her cousin Abram strives to protect her from these harsh realities, Eliza cannot escape the hatred of the master s daughters, when they stare at her fair skin and blue eyes Freedom seems faraway, but somewhere, among the cracking whips and scorching heat, lies hope.Schwartz s gripping coming of age novel set in the pre Civil War South depicts the anguishing hardships imposed by an inhumane system, but also celebrates the resilience and determination of the human spirit.

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    1. Eliza experiences the horrors of slavery at an early age--she sees newborn babies torn from their mothers and knows of the cruel sun and even crueler overseer in the cotton fields. Even as her cousin Abram strives to protect her from these harsh realities, Eliza cannot escape the hatred of the master's daughters, when they stare at her fair skin and blue eyes. Freedom seems faraway, but somewhere, among the cracking whips and scorching heat, lies hope.Schwartz's gripping coming-of-age novel set [...]

    2. Send One Angel Down by Virginia Frances Schwartz is a great and informing book. It is told through the eyes of Abram, a young boy, who is telling the story about his life and his cousin’s life on a plantation. He tells of how she is treated, as well as the others, and about there life. Eliza is his cousin; she is a very cute and nice child, but is secretly hated by the master’s children. Abram tries to protect her from the harsh life of slavery. She is sold at a very young age, but even thou [...]

    3. This gem covers the same territory that has been examined numerous times: the life of slaves in the South. But Schwartz is so skilled at choosing perfect details that the book's plot seemed new. For instance, this description of the first time protagonist Abram picks cotton:"I grabbed a boll of cotton sitting there like a cloud, but it didn't feel like a cloud. It bit me right away. My fingers got caught in a dry shell that snapped like a mousetrap. That cotton didn't slip out easy. All around m [...]

    4. This book grabbed my attention at the first sight of it because of its title and my afterthought of the girl on the cover but in the story Eliza, the girl on the cover, is born into slavery but faced with jealousy among her beauty which makes her life harder giving her the want for hope for an angel. One thing that I learned from this story though is that no matter how unfair life can seem to be there's always gonna be hope that comes in the end.

    5. Send one angel down is a great book a bout the intensity of slavery. It helps you understand the position slaves were put in. The main character is a boy named Abram, who loves his cousin dearly and tries to shield her from the horrors of slavery.

    6. Abram is a slave who works in the breeder's quarters, where women slaves' sole purpose is to have babies for the master to sell. The master promises that his aunt's first child will be the one she can keep. Eliza is a beautiful girl, and everyone can te

    7. This book was painful to read in some spots because it very realistically portrayed life for most slaves, and especially slave women. Some middle schoolers would not be mature enough to read this book.

    8. The book is a tear jerker at times! It was an amazing and insperational story!!!! It is my #1 recomandation to you! It is a MUST READ!

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