Monthly Archives: March 2014

Personal Connections

We are at the point in The Land where Paul meets Caroline, the woman who will become his wife at the end of the book.  Their love story begins outside of Luke Sawyer’s general store, when Paul comes across a … Continue reading

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Rainbow in a Can

“The Question of the Day is, what is something you’d like to invent and sell?” Luke reaches for the talking stick.  “My invention would be…a can, with a rainbow in it.  So, like, if you’re feeling down or upset, you … Continue reading

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The Land

We have come to the middle part of Mildred D. Taylor’s post-Civil War novel, The Land.    It’s the central work of fiction read by Yosef and Juan Carlos’ fifth grade class, the foundation of their exploration of such meaty topics … Continue reading

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