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Belle The Last Mule at Gee s Bend A Civil Rights Story A true story inspires the moving tale of a mule that played a key role in the civil rights movement and a young boy who sees history anew Sitting on a bench waiting for his mother Alex spies a mule c

  • Title: Belle, The Last Mule at Gee's Bend: A Civil Rights Story
  • Author: Calvin Alexander Ramsey Bettye Stroud John Holyfield
  • ISBN: 9780763640583
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Belle, The Last Mule at Gee's Bend: A Civil Rights Story By Calvin Alexander Ramsey Bettye Stroud John Holyfield, A true story inspires the moving tale of a mule that played a key role in the civil rights movement and a young boy who sees history anew.Sitting on a bench waiting for his mother, Alex spies a mule chomping on greens in someone s garden, and he can t help but ask about it Ol Belle says Miz Pettway next to him She can have all the collards she wants She s earned iA true story inspires the moving tale of a mule that played a key role in the civil rights movement and a young boy who sees history anew.Sitting on a bench waiting for his mother, Alex spies a mule chomping on greens in someone s garden, and he can t help but ask about it Ol Belle says Miz Pettway next to him She can have all the collards she wants She s earned it And so begins the tale of a simple mule in Gee s Bend, Alabama, who played a singular part in the civil rights movement of the 1960s When African Americans in a poor community inspired by a visit from Dr Martin Luther King, Jr defied local authorities who were trying to stop them from registering to vote, many got around a long detour on mule drawn wagons Later, after Dr King s assassination, two mules from Gee s Bend pulled the farm wagon bearing his casket through the streets of Atlanta As Alex looks into the eyes of gentle Belle, he begins to understand a powerful time in history in a very personal way.

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    1. Certain historical figures inspire multiple generations of children s authors to go a little hog wild and pig crazy writing up their lives for general posterity The biography section of my children s room, like many out there, suffers from an overabundance of Lincoln Edison Washington etc bios Even utterly worthy folks like Dr Martin Luther King Jr get a little overdone, causing one to wonder why folks even bother Do authors keep writing about the same five folks because schools concentrate only [...]

    2. There are so many children s books about Martin Luther King, and I would never have guessed from the appealing cover illustration on this title that this was a book that touched on civil rights and especially on Dr King Belle, the Last Mule at Gee s Bend, is a delightful historical fiction picture book which tells the story of an ordinary mule named Belle who leads an extraordinary life in the small town of Gee s Bend, Alabama At the beginning of this tale, we meet Alex, a bored young boy who is [...]

    3. While waiting for his mother outside a general store in Gee s Bend, Alabama, young Alex happens to get into a conversation with one of the locals She tells him about the mule that is munching away in a nearby field It seems that the mule, Belle, and the citizens of this town actually played a part in the Civil Rights Movement, and after Dr Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated, Belle was one of the mules chosen to carry his casket down the city streets, something the great leader had requested [...]

    4. This is a wonderful tale that describes the events in and around Gee s Bend, Alabama, during the Civil Rights Movement struggles of the mid 1960s The people and culture of the area are featured as are the visits by Dr Martin Luther King, Jr The story centers around an old woman describing these events to a young boy and it really adds a little nostalgia and warmth to the story The decision to allow Belle and Ada to pull Dr King s funeral wagon is also described, as is effort the people of Gee s [...]

    5. This is an important story of civil rights one that exposes the racism and unfairness of the period in a meaningful way AND shows how the civil rights movement and specifically Martin Luther King, Jr made a real difference to many people I think many kids have a very pat understanding of the civil rights movement, with a simplified version of the Rosa Parks story furnishing a large part of their comprehension Belle, The Last Mule at Gee s Bend tells the story of how a group of marginalized, poor [...]

    6. As the author s note in back explains, this is based on the true story and true mule who drew the farm wagon carrying Dr martin Luther King s casket to burial It s an incredible was to share the story with those for whom this powerful time is now history.

    7. Presents an interesting story about a little known mules that pulled MLK s casket during his funeral procession.

    8. I like historical books that reveal new information This is a nice book about the importance of Gee s Bend mules to the civil rights movement.

    9. Belle, the last mule at Gee s Bend is a story about civil rights and how Dr Martin Luther King Jr gave hope to people, and how a mule named Belle is a symbol of that The visual representation of this book is amazing The illustrations are so well done, and they support the story in an amazing way I really enjoyed reading this story, I think this is a great story to read if you were trying to teach about civil rights I especially like how they use Belle, the mule, as a symbol of hope and persevera [...]

    10. A beautiful story showcasing the heart and honor of a special mule, named Belle who helped pull Dr Marting Luther King Jrs casket in Atlanta for his funeral This one will bring tears to your eyes for many reasons.Written by Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Bettye Stroud, illustrated by John Holyfield and published by Candlewick Press civilrightsstory mule tribute mustread PB history DrMartinLutherKingJr.

    11. A rationale for selecting this book as part of the diverse literature set Belle The Last Mule at Gee s Bend is a fictional book that draws from real events and offers a fresh perspective of someone who witnessed and participated in the Civil Rights Movement I also felt that the illustrations made a beautiful addition to the story.Text Connection Reflection Text to text A mule is used as a focal point of the story I was surprised to find out that Martin Luther King s casket was pulled by two mule [...]

    12. Title Belle, the Last Mule oat Gee s BendAuthor Alexander Ramsey and Bettye StroudIllustrations John HolyfieldPublisher Candlewick PressISBN 9780763640583Review People can be famous and everyone might even hear about them from watching tv, listening to the radio or by word of mouth But, what about others who have helped in very special ways How do we hear their stories And, who would have thought that a mule could be so quietly famous Alex and his mother are shopping at Gee s Bend for one of the [...]

    13. This book is a nominee for the 2013 2014 South Carolina Picture Book Award.Belle, The Last Mule at Gee s Bend tells the true story of a very special mule and the people she represented As young Alex learns from Mrs Pettway, Belle s owner, this animal played a very important part in the civil rights movement Years ago, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr visited the small town of Gee s Bend, Alabama, and urged the folks there to do whatever they could to vote For many of them, it meant traveling by mule fo [...]

    14. Title Belle, The Last Mule at Gee s Bend A Civil Rights Story by Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Bettye StroudShort Description of the Book An African American boy named Alex finds himself bored and hot in modern day south at a place called Gee s Bend While waiting on his mother to quilt shop, Alex meets an older lady who fills Alex in on why an old mule named Belle is allowed to eat collard greens out of the garden.Focus Dialogue In this lesson I would teach students to visualize images set through [...]

    15. Summary As Alex waits outside of a store for his mother in Gee s Bend, he watches a mule eating in a garden across the street Miz Pettway comes up next to him and begins to tell Alex the story of why this mule, Belle, is so important to her and the whole town She tells him about the time Martin Luther King made a visit to Gee s Bend and of the effect that it had on the people of the town It turns out that Belle pulled Dr King s casket at his funeral, and she now serves as a reminder of the rich [...]

    16. This story would fall into the genre of historical fiction The story transports the reader to the small town of Gee s Bend, AL where history was made from a visit from Martin Luther King, Jr who came to urge all of its citizens to vote The story is told by the owner, of a local hero mule named Belle, to a young boy waiting for his mother, while she buys a quilt When the white people protested the black people from using the ferry to cross the river to vote, the determined people of the town deci [...]

    17. One of my favorite things about historical fiction books are the actual historical events that are discussed For example, in the children s book Belle, the Last Mule by Gee s Bend, different aspects of history are talked about This story starts off with a young boy named Alex sitting on a bench by himself He is very bored and after sometime his elderly owner comes to join him As they sit and talk they both notice Belle the mule eating some collard greens from the garden When Alex starts to quest [...]

    18. Belle, the Last Mule at Gee s Bend by Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Bettye Stroud and illustrated by John Holyfield is not a book for toddlers This is a read suited for children aged seven to twelve who are interested in the civil rights movement or even just in a good story.Gee s Bend is a small town in Alabama This town was the site of a Martin Luther King speech urging the townspeople to register to vote When they took the ferry to the nearby town to register, it enraged the white residents wh [...]

    19. While young Alex sat on a bench outside waiting for his mother, he passed the time observing an old mule chomping away on collard greens in someone s garden Turns out that garden belonged to Miz Pettway, a senior citizen as full of stories as she was enad with that mule.It did not take long before Alex learned that this mule, Belle, had played an important role in the Civil Rights movement Not only did Belle help to pull wagonloads of African Americans around the river to vote in Camden after th [...]

    20. A young boy, Alex, sits outside a store in Gee s Bend, told to wait for his mother He watches a mule across the way eating collards from a garden An older woman joins him, introduces herself as Miz Pettway, and begins to tell the story of why that particular mule deserves all the collards he wishes Thus begins the story of Belle, one of the mules who carried the casket of Dr King at his funeral And the story of a lot through the eyes of those who lived at Gee s Bend and toiled under the strong [...]

    21. This was a really delightful book A boy is waiting for his Mom and he notices a mule in the garden across the way and wonders why no one is chasing it away A woman sits down next to him and tells just why the mule gets such treats Martin Luther King had helped them register to vote and people in the village turned out for several of the marches After his death, someone remembered the villagers and honored them by asking if they could send two mules to pull King s casket to the graveyard This mul [...]

    22. Review at unleashingreaders p 1This story adds an extra truth to the story of Martin Luther King that many of us know MLK was an advocate and leader and activist for all African and Black Americans and this meant a lot to so many communities of people around America including Gee s Bend To learn about Belle and King s reason for having Belle pull his coffin really just shows how true his intentions of being a man of the people while fighting for the rights of all And I loved how this story was t [...]

    23. This is a wonderful and touching book about Belle, a mule who participated in the civil rights movement Readers can almost feel the Southern heat as they are transported back to 1963, when Belle pulls the cart that takes her family to hear Dr Martin Luther King speak, and later, to vote for the first time On a much sadder day, quiet and steady Belle becomes one of the mules who pull Dr King s casket.Belle is amply rewarded in her old age, as her caretaker plants garden greens especially for her [...]

    24. I was doing a catalog search so I could put out some Martin Luther King Jr MLK for short books I am a children s librarian So I did a search and of course the regular MLK books come up but there were a few I couldn t find on the shelf because they didn t seem obviously MLK related This one was one of them.A mule HOW ON EARTH was this going to be MLK story Instead I found a lovely TRUE story about this mule and how it related to the MLK life, mission, and DREAM Very well done Pictures are beautif [...]

    25. While young Alex is waiting outside a general store for his mother in Gee s Band, Alabama he has a conversation with a lady that lived there She tells him about a mule that is munching away on greens in a field that is nearby This was a very special mule because it was one of the mules that helped carry Dr Martin Luther King, Jr s casket down the city streets I liked this book because Alex was learning history without even realizing it This book also touches on the Civil Rights Movements I think [...]

    26. Another great book about events, places and people that coincide with Dr Martin Luther King Jr s funeral Belle is one of the mules that pulled the wagon that contained Dr Kings coffin from Ebenezer Baptist Church to Morehouse College on April 9, 1968 The book talks about how the mules came to be requested for the purpose of pulling the wagon and why it was important for those mules from Gee s Bend in Wilcox County, Alabama to be brought to Atlanta I would pair this book with The Cart That Carrie [...]

    27. During pivotal moments during the Civil Rights era, the people of Gee s Bend and their steady mules proved their worth over and over again Alex, a young boy waiting outside a store front for his mother, meets an old lady who shares one of these stories with him Alex learns of the people of Gee s Bend determination to vote despite the opposition He also learns that after Dr King s passing, two mules from Gee s Bend pulled his casket through the streets of Atlanta I loved that this book highlights [...]

    28. This is the remarkable true story of a mule who was part of the Civil Rights movement in the American south Some people know that mules were used to pull the hearse of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr but this is the story of why, and why those particular mules It is told from the viewpoint of the mule s owner, a woman who had lived through those turbulent times She tells the mule s story to a young boy who is visiting the small community of Gee s Bend, after he wonders why the mule is given the run of [...]

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