Belle The Last Mule at Gees Bend Read ✓ 102

Summary Belle, The Last Mule at Gees Bend

Belle, The Last Mule at Gees Bend Read ✓ 102 ☆ 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 anewSitting 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 itOl Belle says MiA 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 anewSitting 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 itOl Belle says Miz Pettway next to him She can have al. 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 waiting for his mother to buy one of the famous uilts that Gee's Bend is known for With nothing to do but watch an old mule he's happy to listen to an old lady from the town tell him a story about why the mule who's eating her greens is so special It turns out that Martin Luther King visited Gee's Bend to encourage its black citizens to vote But when whites got wind of the voting drive they shut down the ferry that crossed the river to Camden where voting took place That didn't stop the courageous citizens of Gee's Bend who hooked up wagonloads full of people to mules including Belle to go around the river to vote But that wasn't the end of Belle's special mission; she was also called upon as one of a team to pull Dr King's coffin through the streets of Atlanta during his funeral parade Alex learns an important lesson from this touching story even an old mule can be a hero An author's note provides further details about Belle's story particularly how Dr King himself wanted mules to pull his casket when he died with the mules serving as a powerful symbol of King's fight to help poor blacks across the country

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L 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. This book is a nominee for the 2013 2014 South Carolina Picture Book AwardBelle 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 for half a day to visit the polls Many of those who voted lost their jobs in nearby Camden but like their mules these hardworking people kept going no matter what others did or said to themA few years later when Dr King was assassinated the people of Gee's Bend were asked to send mules to carry his coffin through the streets of Atlanta Belle was one of those mulesAs Alex learns the history behind Belle and the Civil Rights Movement so will young readers This book is an excellent addition to reading lists about this important period in history and it will also be welcome as part of celebrations for Martin Luther King Day and Black History MonthWhile many of my youngest readers may not really understand the importance of Belle or what this animal represents I do plan to use this book as a read aloud especially for 1st and 2nd grade classes I think relating this important historical period to the life of an animal will make this story really relatable

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Belle The Last Mule at Gees BendRegistering 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. I'm so glad that I read this book AWESOME story