COME JUNE TENNTH
BY: ANN RINALDI
Written about a family plantation locates in Texas, slavery had became illegal on the 19th of June. The 14 year old daughter is the narrator. Luli Holcomb, also the youngest in the family. Growing up with three other "siblings", she tells her story.
Sis Goose, who was three years older, was Luli's older sister who actually belonged to her Aunt that could pass as a white. The Holcomb family took Sis Goose as if she was her own child which made them sister-like.
When the Yankees come around inspecting and looking for the illegal slavery plantations the Holcomb's, have nothing to hide.
After a few months, Luli comes down with a sickness and is on the death bed witha bead infection from a knife cut. Sis goose sits by her side as Luli makes a remarkable comeback and becomes healthy again.
AND THEN THE GOOD PART STARTS.....
There is a battle in there plantation grounds that her father and brother are into. The kids hide in the bathtub to keep from getting hit in all the gun fire. Her mother is hit in the foot and she comes down with a infection. The foot is amputated by a nurse and the infection is stabilized. She survives.
read the book to read the ending! Will it come out good for the family? Or bad?
The book cover can tell you a lot about this book. I know they always say to never judge a book by its cover but this one drew me closer to it! The patriotic look got me excited!
Ann Rinaldi is the author of this book. She was inspired to write this book after hearing many true stories about women and little girls from the books era.
This Texas Plantation is a great example of plantation that was described in the book. Big white porches and very tall steaple. Wonderful site to see and also very pretty!