Friday, June 24, 2011

"The Golden Pathway" by Donna M. McDine Book Review

    "The Golden Pathway"by Donna M. McDine is set in the times of slavery in America.  It tells a poignant story of a boy that sees how his father treats his slaves.  He tries to help one of the slaves.  His father is a difficult task master for his slaves and his family.  After hearing his father beat one of the slaves he shows courage and compassion by slipping out to take care of the beaten slave.  The young man figures out a way to help this slave boy escape to freedom.  He has heard of the freedom trail and helps to send his friend to freedom and a new life.
    Even though this story is set in another time in history, it still speaks to children of our generation.  It teaches love, compassion and courage.  Many children of today see difficult things growing up.  They go through painful things.  I feel this story speaks to them in a special way.  It gives hope and shows the almost forgotten art of kindness. 

    I believe our children need to learn about history.  This book teaches a lesson in history and also teaches good character traits at the same time.  It is written for children ages 8 to 12.  It is beautifully illustrated by K. C. Snider. 
I was given this book to read and review and give my honest opinion.  I have not been paid to do this.  I have written an honest review of this book.

1 comment:

Donna M. McDine said...

Hi Karen:

Thank you for your lovely review of The Golden Pathway. I appreciate your interest and time.

Best wishes,