Published by Scholastic in January of 1994.
The Glory Field is the story of an African-American family and their tie to a piece of land on Curry Island in South Carolina.
|Walter Dean Myers|
Myers has broken this book up into a series of six stories, snapshots of the Lewis family throughout nearly 250 years of history. The quality of the stories goes up and down. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th stories are so-so. The first is vivid, strong and way too short. The last two are so strong that, in my mind, they saved the book. I was considering not including it in my classroom library because of the middle stories - they drug along and just didn't have any pizazz - they were historically accurate - just with no zip.
So, final grade: 4 stars out of 5 (and a place in my classroom library!)
Reviewed on December 7, 2006.