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The Bell RangWhen the bell rings and Ben is nowhere to be found Because Ben ran Yet despite their fear and sadness his family remains hopeful that maybe just maybe he made it North That he is fr. This one is a difficult and beautiful one It made me cry in the way that Patricia Polacco's Pink and Say made me cry and yet it's powerful in it's spare words and beautiful illustration It recounts the life of a slave family in the rhythym of their days and then in the sudden escape of the son Ben The tension is masterfully conveyed and I love that it leaves you never knowing what happened to Ben conveying the unknown and the loss that many families in slavery experienced Wow

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The Bell Rang Summary ë 108 ☆ A young slave girl witnesses the heartbreak and hopefulness of her family and their plantation community when her brother escapes for freedomEvery single morning the overseer of the plantation rings the bell Daddy gathers wood Mama cooks Ben and the other slaves go out to work Each day is the same Full of grueling work andA young slave girl witnesses the heartbreak and hopefulness of her family and their plantation community when her brother escapes for freedomEvery single morning the overseer of the. Written in stanzas The Bell Rang is a gorgeous picture book that shares a week in the life of a young female slave It begins on Monday as the bell rings Each day after the bell rings daddy gathers wood and mama cooks Then her parents go off to work on the plantation while she goes with the “young’uns” to Miss Sarah Mae’s Thursday is different however because her brother is missing He’s risked his life for freedom and all the family can do is wait and pray and hope that he made it to safety The last page simply ends with “Monday” but there’s a bird flying away seemingly indicating freedom for Ben An Author’s Note talks about what it was like when a slave ran for freedom and how slave owners encouraged family ties to suppress running The beautiful illustrations for this book were rendered in acrylics For children's literature middle grade literature and YA literature reviews feel free to visit my personal blog at The Miller Memo

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Plantation rings the bell Daddy gathers wood Mama cooks Ben and the other slaves go out to work Each day is the same Full of grueling work and sweltering heat Every day except one. Gorgeously illustratedHeart wrenchingly repetitiveWhat does it take for a slave to run What does it do to the family left behind