Already, this ha anothe amazing book.It 's about four different families in four different centuries making blackberry fool.FIRST, we ar a white family in 1710 England.
Th daughte, a little bo, and aby, picking blackberries for blackberry fool.SECOND, we ave a black fathe and sister in 1810 Charleston, picking blackberries for blackberry fool on their master 's plantation.THIRD, we ar a hite other, little girl and baby buying blackberries at a market in Boston, 1910.LASTLY, we ave a white mothe and little boy buying blackberries and ( pasteurized organic) cream at the convenienc sho in San Diego, 2010 .... There are three things kids are going to find out of his books.
When the author assure us a tory of the four families making blackberry fool, children will notice how technology changes.
A little girl pulls water from he well, uses a tin sieve, and stores the fool in an icebox in the basement.The third family buys their blackberries in an outdoor market.
They store the fool in a wooden icebox.The last family buys both the blackberries and cream from their local grocery store.
This little boy whips cream in only two minutes, using an electric mixer.It reminded the boy of shaving foam.The father uses a food processor on the berries.
It 's totall up to you, as the adult reader, to giv this where you think it to go or just leave it lie .... The last thing that children ight get out of the ook is a lesson on race and race relations.
A black family is a family of slaves and is shown serving the white family dinner- they are not shown eating dinner themselves, and a whit mother and brother are later shown shutting themselves in a closet to hide while they lick the bowl- something that all the other families are free to do with no second thoughts.It 's obvious that while the author is n't making this book About Slavery with A Message, neither is she shying away from honestly showing how things really were.
( Well, not exactly how they really were, obviously a field slave would pick the blackberries, someone in the room would cook them, and th house slave would serve them- but I nderstand the author tryin to follow one family) .Again, like the 'gender role' thing, you might o here or not.
I actually like how he author clearly and distinctly shows slavery, but does n't get that a theme or message in the book.The author makes the last family consist of a wife and son who are white.