Sarny, A Life Remembered

Sarny, A Life Remembered

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Continues the adventures of Sarny, the slave girl Nightjohn taught to read, through the aftermath of the Civil War during which time she taught other Blacks and lived a full life until age ninety-four.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 1997.
ISBN: 9780385321952
Branch Call Number: J/PAUL
Characteristics: 180p. 24cm.


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Sep 20, 2012


ashleyblake225 Aug 20, 2012

i really like this book. i use to read it all the time in 4th grade

gareichler Oct 15, 2011

A wonderful sequel to Nightjohn. Sarny is shown as a truly amazing character.


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MaryBar74 Oct 22, 2012

MaryBar74 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

ashleyblake225 Aug 20, 2012

ashleyblake225 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

gareichler Sep 10, 2011

gareichler thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over


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ashleyblake225 Aug 20, 2012

Sarny is a sequel to Night-john, also narrated by Sarny. In Night-john, Sarny is a twelve-year-old girl who is taught to read and write by an imposing man named Night-john. According to Paulsen, he has been asked many times about what happens to Sarny after the ending of Night-john, and Sarny is an answer to the questions.

Sarny is an historical novel about the end of slavery in America and the years in the South thereafter, and it is narrated by Sarny, who is ninety-four years old and living in a convalescent.

gareichler Oct 15, 2011

After being freed from slavery by the Union soldiers in the Civil War, Sarny sets out to find her children, who had been sold a few days earlier. She meets Miss Laura, who helps her find her children and then build schools to pass on the gift of reading that Nightjohn gave her.


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