The Golden Pathway by Donna M. McDine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book takes Children back to a dark time in American History. It is the story of a very brave young boy and a sixteen year old slave boy, named Jenkins.
David lives in the Southern US with his Mother and Alcoholic Father. He loves his parents, but doesn't understand the abuse. David somehow finds the strength to help Jenkins, he risks a beating by sneaking out to the barn and tending to Jenkins wounds. They were inflicted by his father. He has to find a way to help...he can't bare this cruelty.
The book also gives a look into the Underground Railroad, The Golden Pathway. There were some people who were willing to sacrifice their lives to help, called "Quakers".
The book is beautifully illustrated, and written for a child to glimpse some of the injustice in our Country. It should be a must have book in all libraries.
I was given a copy of this book by the author Donna M McDine, and was not required to give a positive review.
Bio: Donna M. McDine
She is an award-winning children's author, Honorable Mention in the 77th and two Honorable Mentions in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions, Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2010 Top Ten Children’s Books, Global eBook Awards Finalist Children’s Picture Book Fiction, and Literary Classics Silver Award & Seal of Approval Recipient Picture Book Early Reader ~ The Golden Pathway.
Her stories, articles, and book reviews have been published in over 100 print and online publications. Her interest in American History resulted in writing and publishing The Golden Pathway. She has three more books under contract with Guardian Angel Publishing, Hockey Agony, Powder Monkey, and A Sandy Grave. She is also the Editor-in-Chief for Guardian Angel Kids, Publicist for the Working Writer’s Club, and owner of Author PR Services from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY.