Our guest reader Mrs. Dinardi read a book "Pink and Say" by Patricia Polacco to our class today.
We really enjoyed this story and wanted to thank Mrs. Dinardi for reading the book to us.
This Civil War story was passed from great-grandfather to grandmother; to son, and finally to the author-artist herself, Patricia Polacco. It is the story of Sheldon Russell Curtis and Pinkus Aylee, two Union soldiers. Sheldon, who calls himself “Say,” was wounded in a fierce battle, left for dead, and found by Pinkus (Pink) in a pasture in
Pinkus’ skin was the color of polished mahogany, and he was flying Union colors like the wounded boy. Pink picked Say up out of the field and brought him to where the black soldier’s mother,
, lived. Moe Moe Bay
She cared for both boys, but they were putting her in danger; two Union soldiers in Confederate territory. They had to get back to their outfits and were faced with a difficult decision. This poignant story is one of the shared humanity of peoples of this world.