The Glory Field Book Report
And of the piece of the land that holds them together throughout it all.In a brief 375 pages, Walter Dean Myers, in his novel "The Glory Field", covers roughly 250 years in the history of a black family, spanning multiple generations.He moved there as a young child, after his mothers death, to live with Herbert and Florence Dean, whom he calls his foster parents.The Harlem of Myers childhood was a close-knit community with a strong church presence, many artists, and an abundance of hard-working families.She avoids capture by finding shelter in a Union Army camp and joins the fight for the freedom of others.Follows a family's 241 year history, from the capture of an African boy in the 1750s through the lives of his descendants, as their dreams and circumstances lead them away from and back to the small plot of land in South Carolina that they call the Glory Field.He left school to join the army, though years later he did complete college.
"Those shackles didn't rob us of being black, son, they robbed us of being human." This is the story of one family.
When he was ten- or eleven-years-old, he began to write fiction, filling up notebooks with his stories.
Although Myers won several writing contests during high school, family members did not take his writing seriously because they did not consider writing to be a "real" job.
A family whose history saw its first ancestor captured, shackled, and brought to this cou An exciting, eye-catching repackage of acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers' bestselling paperbacks, to coincide with the publication of SUNRISE OVER FALLUJA in hardcover.
A family whose history saw its first ancestor captured, shackled, and brought to this country from Africa.