Flowers, Philanthropy and Freedom: Priscilla and the Hollyhocks

Saturday, May 17, 2008.

Priscilla and the HollyhocksAuthor: Anne Broyles
Illustrator: Anna Alter (on JOMB)
Published: 2008 Charlesbridge (on JOMB)
ISBN: 1570916756

Creamy, rounded illustrations and smooth southern narration tell the heartbreaking yet hopeful, true tale of a young girl who survived isolation, slavery and exile with the help of her wits, her mother’s memory and the kindness of a stranger.

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You can learn more about the forced Cherokee relocation and the Trail of Tears here.

You can learn more about the process of illustrating this book here.


Comment by Jade Dell

May 18, 2008 @ 9:58 am

I purchased several copies of “Priscilla and the Hollyhocks” for favorite friends, grandchildren and my church children’s library. It is a challenging book and one that starts some important conversations about racism, family, and generosity.

I recommend it highly.

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