Priscilla and the Hollyhocks Activity & Discussion Guide
Grade Levels: 2 - 5
Priscilla is only four years old when her mother is sold to another master. All Priscilla has to remember her mother by are the hollyhocks she planted by the cow pond. At age ten, Priscilla is sold to a Cherokee famiily and continues her life as a slave. She keeps hope for a better life alive by planting hollyhocks whever she goes. At last, her forced march along the Trail of Tears brings a chance encounter that leads to her freedom. This book includes an author's note with more details about this fascinating true story as well as instructions for making hollyhock dolls.
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