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Drawing from the rich store of Civil War reminiscences handed down in her family, acclaimed author Patricia Polacco tells the true story of a remarkable wartime friendship between a young white Union soldier, Say Curtis, and a young black Union soldier, Pinkus Aylee. They are captured by Confederate soldiers and sent to Andersonville Prison.
©1994 Patricia Polacco; (P)2007 Penguin Group USA

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"History comes to life in this remarkable book." (School Library Journal)

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Beautiful! Get the tissues ready!

This is a beautifully haunting story that will melt your soul. The illustrations are moving; the audio touches the heart. This story brings me to tears every time. Great to address and discuss themes such as friendship, duty, sacrifice, love. Also available in Spanish.

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  • Deborah
  • SOUTH OZONE PARK, NY, United States
  • 03-25-16

Another Polacco Classic

Somehow I did not expect it to end like that. My mother has always made a point of reading Patricia Polacco stories to us as kids and like many out there we have cried, laughed and smiled at her tales of growing up and the struggles that she faced. I admit this was an unexpected listen and one that I think people of all ages should remember to enjoy.

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awesome

This is far the best book I've ever read my teacher cryed when read it to us

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  • Amy
  • East Ridge, TN, United States
  • 10-20-13

Powerful true story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This true story is beautifully told.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Pink and Say?

It made the Civil War more personal for my students.

What does Melba Sibrel and Hal Hollings bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I only gave the reading 4 stars because I thought Hollings could have varied his voice more for the different characters.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The story was quite moving, even for my "tough" fifth-graders who usually don't want to share a lot of vulnerable feelings.

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  • Amy
  • Van Wert, OH, USA
  • 05-26-10

Great for dialect!

What I like about this audio is that it helps students understand the dialect of Pink and Moe Moe Bay especially.

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