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kindle ð Pink and Say Hardcover read ì danpashley Õ ✴ [BOOKS] ⚡ Pink and Say By Patricia Polacco ✾ – There are few picture books written about the Civil War and none are as powerful as this one This story about how a young black soldier rescues a white soldier opens young readeThere are few picture books written about the Civil War and none are as powerful as this one This story about how a y My 9 yo daughter's Lit and Writing teacher lent me this book today after school and I sat outside in the January sunshine and read it while my kids played And cried A book about differences and similarities about brotherhood and kindness about fear and courage and both the senseless waste of war and the importance of fighting for what is right I will remember Pinkus Aylee for a long time

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Ss of war Highly charged emotionally this masterful retelling of a true story is seen through the white soldier's eye Over the years many books have become favorites of history teachers to help students better visualize a specific period of time Pink and Say is used by many elementary and middle school teachers to discuss the War Between the States Though it is listed as fiction many educators try to state it is factual With the sesuicentennial on the horizon it is imperative to make sure what is being taught in the classroom is accurate and true The setting for Pink and Say is somewhere in Georgia after an unknown fierce battle in an unidentified year The key characters are Pinkus Aylee better known as Pink a slave from Georgia and Sheldon Say Russell Curtis a young farm boy from Ohio Both are fighting for the US Army Pink stumbles upon Say who had been wounded in a blood soaked pasture while in search for the 48th Colored Troops Thus begins the story According to the author Patricia Polacco this account has been handed down through her family generation after generation and is true Like with any folktale there are elements based on fact but much is altered with time till the legitimacy of the account is uestionable The first discrepancy in this publication is that the 48th Colored Troops were on garrison duty in Vicksburg Mississippi This regiment was organized on March 11 1864 In reality this regiment was never stationed in or near Georgia during the War Between the States Additionally General Sherman was against colored troops so there were never any black regiments under his command Upon future research there is no documentation of a soldier by the name of Pinkus Aylee in any regiment in the Union Army according to the National Park Service In considering the above facts a shadow of doubt is put on the authenticity of the character of Pink Ms Polacco states that Pink was owned by the family of Aylee from Georgia His mother still lived in one of the slave homes on the plantation but the master's home was destroyed during the war According to the 1860 census there was no family in Georgia by that last name Moreover in searching the entire United States in the 1860s census there is no one with that last name either In reviewing the similar variations of spelling of last names none of the families met the criteria set up by the author to be Pink's owner The other main character Say has some inaccuracies as well Ms Polacco states he was with the 24th Ohio Regiment as a color bearer because he was too young to fight With some investigation no one by the name of Sheldon R Curtis served in this regiment; however this name does appear on the roster of Company M 6th Michigan Cavalry Further the only veteran with that name listed in the 1890 Veterans' Census verified the above information An age inaccuracy causes some misgivings about this character also According to Ms Polacco Say is only 15 years old but the soldier mentioned above was around 21 years of age In fact Mr Curtis was married on May 10 1860 to Miss Abigail M Barnard in Ionia County Michigan With this fact being uncovered this reviewer examined the possibilities of two people with the same name However no other solider could be found in the ranks of the US army with Say's given name Besides Ms Polacco supports Mr Curtis' history after the war in her book This leads to the consideration that the soldier in the 6th Michigan Cavalry is the same as the one in the book Near the end of the tale Pink and Say both are taken to Andersonville as captives of the Confederate Army In Camp Sumter's prisoners' roster it states that the person by the name of Sheldon R Curtis in the Company M 10th Michigan Cavalry was captured in Chancellorsville Virginia on June 12 1864 This is a deviation from the regiment listed on the soldier's service record There is no notation of anyone by the name of Pinkus Aylee ever being held in Andersonville Per the story he was hung; yet he is not listed among the dead It is important to note that Say was shot when running away from his unit or better described as deserting He does not desire to return to his regiment when Pink was eager to leave He even discusses this with Pink's mother The author sugar coats it and states that it is because he is so young that he fears the war In truth deserters were shot branded or sent to prison for their cowardliness Pink and Say has won publication awards and has a curriculum written for teachers to use in the classroom; nevertheless this book is not recommended to be used in any setting much less a classroom There are inaccuracies within the pages of this publication but for sake of time and space the most significant factual errors are covered This publication is truly a fiction book and should never be considered anything

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Pink and SayOung black soldier rescues a white soldier opens young readers' eyes to the injustices of slavery and the senselessne This book is tragic and heartbreaking and it’s another Polacco book that made me cry I could actually see rating it anywhere from 1 to 5 stars; I had to think a bit before I assigned my number of stars ratingIt’s as close to non fiction as it can get; Polacco comes from a family of storytellers and the Say in the title is her great great grandfather This story came down from Say whose full name was Sheldon Russell CurtisThis story takes place when he was in his mid teens and was a very reluctant Union soldier during the American Civil War Pink is Pinkus Aylee born a slave also fighting for the Union and also a teenager Pink saves Say when he finds him injured with a bullet hole in his leg These two develop a friendship and that is the uplifting part of the story However this is a grim story It’s about war and its horrors and the brutality experienced by African Americans by the Confederacy I’m now once again interested in the Andersonville POW camp It’s been years since I’ve read anything about it and it’s just briefly mentioned hereThese two are interesting characters Pink knows how to read even though it’s illegal for a slave to be taught to read Say has shaken the hand of President LincolnI first shelved this as fiction and historical fiction but after reading it changed the shelves to biography history non fiction I’m not sure whether that’s accurate labeling but unless I see evidence to the contrary it works for meThis book is not for the faint hearted and it’s not for children under eight years old in my opinion