Ellen's Broom

By: Kelly Starling Lyons

Illustrator: Daniel Minter

When Ellen’s parents were slaves, they jumped over a broom to start a life together. So Ellen brings the broom to the courthouse when her parents’ marriage finally becomes legal. Author’s note. Full-color linoleum block-print illustrations, which were printed by hand and painted.

ISBN: 9780399250033

JLG Release: Feb 2012

Sensitive Areas: No sensitive areas
Topics: Reconstruction (U ,S , history, 1865-1877) , Slavery , Legal recognition of marriage , Broom weddings , Traditions , Family , Celebrations


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