Ellen’s Broom

Ellen’s Broom
by Kelly Starling Lyons (Author) and Daniel Minter (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Ellen always knew the broom resting above the hearth was special. Before it was legal for her mother and father to officially be married, the broom was what made them a family anyway. But now all former slaves who had already been married in their hearts could register as lawful husband and wife.

Snippet: Sunday morning, Ellen sat on the front pew with her family. She wiggled on the wooden seat, trying to get comfortable.

**Kelly is one of my former students!**

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