The story is historical fiction told in rhyme and based on the real life story of the author’s great-grandfather who was a slave. He ran away and was accepted by a tribe of Seminole Indians. The story tells about how the family would go to a reunion each year to visit the Indians. This is an interesting book and a good one to read to young children for African American history month because the author is African American.
Text-to-text connections: Have you ever traveled to visit relatives or friends?
Have you ever seen a “stomp” dance?
Cause and effect: Because the Seminole’s adopted the great-grandfather, the effect is that they visit them each year for a pow-wow stomp dance.