Everything you need to understand or teach Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule by Harriette Gillem Robinet.
Twelve-year-old slave, Pascal, is reunited with his runaway brother, Gideon, who brings news that all slaves have been freed.
Pascal, Gideon, and eight-year-old Nelly flee their master's plantation, searching for the forty acres and a mule General Sherman has promised the ex-slaves. En route to Georgia, they meet poor white travelers, bigoted ne'er-do-wells, and night riders.
During this six months of the Reconstruction, the children and their new friends claim their promised land...