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Ann Rinaldi (1934–2021)

Forfatter af A Break with Charity

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Young adult author Ann Rinaldi was born in New York City on August 27, 1934. After high school, she became a secretary in the business world. She got married in 1960 and stopped working, but after having two children she decided to try writing. In 1969, she wrote a weekly column in the Somerset vis mere Messenger Gazette and in 1970 she wrote two columns a week for the Trentonian, which eventually led to her writing features and soft new stories. She published her first novel Term Paper in 1979, but was ultimately drawn to writing historical fiction when her son became involved in reenactments while he was in high school. Her first historical fiction novel was Time Enough for Drums. She also writes for the Dear America series. She currently lives in Somerville, New Jersey with her husband. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Ann Rinaldi

A Break with Charity (1992) 1,246 eksemplarer
Girl in Blue (2001) 795 eksemplarer
Numbering All the Bones (2002) 781 eksemplarer
The Secret of Sarah Revere (1995) 644 eksemplarer
An Acquaintance with Darkness (1997) 624 eksemplarer
In My Father's House (1993) 551 eksemplarer
Time Enough for Drums (1986) 545 eksemplarer
Wolf by the Ears (1991) 518 eksemplarer
The Last Silk Dress (1988) 436 eksemplarer
Amelia's War (1999) 407 eksemplarer
A Stitch in Time (1994) 394 eksemplarer
Mine Eyes Have Seen (1997) 355 eksemplarer
The Staircase (2000) 303 eksemplarer
Broken Days (1995) 276 eksemplarer
The Second Bend in the River (1997) 270 eksemplarer
The Blue Door (1996) 255 eksemplarer
The Redheaded Princess (2008) 193 eksemplarer
Brooklyn Rose (2005) 171 eksemplarer
Keep Smiling Through (1996) 165 eksemplarer
Come Juneteenth (2007) 165 eksemplarer
Sarah's Ground (2004) 150 eksemplarer
The Letter Writer (2008) 124 eksemplarer
Juliet's Moon (2008) 99 eksemplarer
Mutiny's Daughter (2004) 97 eksemplarer
The Ever-After Bird (2007) 96 eksemplarer
The Color of Fire (2005) 77 eksemplarer
My Vicksburg (2009) 62 eksemplarer
Millicent's Gift (2002) 58 eksemplarer
The Family Greene (2010) 56 eksemplarer
Leigh Ann's Civil War (2009) 54 eksemplarer
The Last Full Measure (2010) 46 eksemplarer
Term Paper (1980) 18 eksemplarer
But in the Fall I'm Leaving (1985) 14 eksemplarer
The Good Side of My Heart (1987) 7 eksemplarer
Promises Are for Keeping (1982) 5 eksemplarer
OR GIVE ME DEATH 1 eksemplar

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In the diary account of her life at a government-run Pennsylvania boarding school in 1880, a twelve-year-old Sioux Indian girl reveals a great need to find a way to help her people.
 
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PlumfieldCH | 11 andre anmeldelser | Mar 16, 2024 |
I read this a long time ago, and honestly all I can remember is that I cried like a baby when I finished it.
 
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LibrarianDest | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |
Sis Goose is a beloved member of Luli's family, despite the fact that she was born a slave. But the family is harboring a terrible secret. And when Union soldiers arrive on their Texas plantation to announce that slaves have been declared free for nearly two years, Sis Goose is horrified to learn that the people she called family have lied to her for so long. She runs away--but her newly found freedom has tragic consequences.

How could the state of Texas keep the news of the Emancipation Proclamation from reaching slaves? In this riveting Great Episodes historical drama, Ann Rinaldi sheds light on the events that led to the creation of Juneteenth, a celebration of freedom that continues today.

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CDJLibrary | 4 andre anmeldelser | Nov 9, 2023 |
An historical novel about the childhoods of Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley, two women coming from opposite ends of society prior to the Civil War.

Mary Todd came from a plantation owning family. She was brought up with fine clothes, housing and slaves, schooled in educational and social arts during an era where women were groomed to be more like background to their husbands, yet expected to run the household like a corporation.

Elizabeth’s mother was a slave, seamstress to the family. Elizabeth’s father was the plantation owner, which put her in the house staff and not in the fields. Nothing more, but if she didn’t behave it could be much less.

Both had difficult childhoods. Mary Todd was the fourth of six children. Her mother died giving birth to Mary’s youngest brother. The following year her father remarried, which was too early for the mourning, but her felt the need to have someone to care for the children. The new wife brought “a new standard of elegance” to the family. From day one she was in charge of the home and children. She was the centerpiece and she had no love for Mary.

Elizabeth was light in skin but it didn’t make any difference in her position in her world. She was still and slave and as long as she was in the south she had no say in her life. Being a girl made it even harsher.

Both girls had dreams and they worked towards them. Mary’s was to marry a politician and live in the White House. Elizabeth’s was to be a free woman and run her own life. Interestingly they did accomplish their dreams, even though it was not easy.

This is a short read. The description of life in that era is harsh and difficult. The fancy dress, and the opulence of one life against the brutal treatment and hard labour of the other emphasizes the extreme differences between the two.
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ChazziFrazz | 6 andre anmeldelser | Nov 8, 2023 |

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16,189
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ISBN
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