Etched in Clay

By Biblio Links

There are a slew of books already written about the Civil War era, slavery, and civil rights. Etched in Clay, by Andrea Cheng, is unique in that it is aimed at a middle grade and young adult audience, yet the spare prose makes it accessible to a wide range of reading levels. Dave’s story is powerful, and I’m in awe of Cheng’s ability to use a few hand-picked words to pack such an emotional punch. Lovely, sad, and–above all–hopeful.

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