The Golden Pathway by Donna McDine is the touching story of one boy who is willing to take great risks to help someone in need.
Every night David listens to his pa mete out his punishments on the slaves working their farm. He smells the alcohol on his breath. He watches as Ma is never treated with respect. He never expects his pa to be nice to him.
One night after Pa whips their teenage slave, Jenkins, David sneaks out of the house and promises to help him escape to a better life.
The Underground Railroad, also considered the “golden path to freedom”, helped numerous slaves escape the hardships foisted upon them by their owners. In this inspiring story, McDine has brought this portion of history to life for readers ages 9 to 12. The Golden Pathway shows how just one person who cares can make a difference in this world. It is a moving story that will educate readers and encourage them to be a person who makes a difference.
I’ve been a fan of K.C. Snider’s artwork for some time, but she has truly outdone herself with The Golden Pathway. From the cover art to the interior illustrations, each brings David’s and Jenkins’ story to life in a visual way. From the tears running down David’s cheeks to a bent over Jenkins who has just endured another beating, and from chore time to a trip into town, Snider has captured every emotion, every tiny detail, right there on the page.
The Golden Pathway nearly moved me to tears. As someone who has spent a great deal of time studying this period of American history, I’m certain this book has the ability to make a great impression on its readers. I highly recommend it. I hope it finds its way into schools and homes everywhere, as this is a message, you won’t want your kids to miss.
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Thank you what a wonderful review . I loved illustrating The Golden Pathway
It is a wonderful story KC Snider
I am thrilled to be here on my the second day of my Virtual Book Tour.
What a way to start the day with this absolutely wonderful book review. Thank you for your interest and time.
This is a wonderful book to help young children understand a part of our nation’s history. Best wishes on your tour.
Thoughts in Progress
What a beautiful book review for an amazing and wonderful book. I couldn’t agree more!
Wonderful review of THE GOLDEN PATHWAY. Donna I wish you much success with your book and the Virtual Book Tour.
Thanks for stopping by everyone. I’m glad you enjoyed the review. I truly loved this book and will be recommending it to our school district.
Donna, I wish you all the success in the world.
Excellent review for what sounds like an excellent book. Definitely have to check that out.
This book looks really interesting! I’ll have to pick it up for my civil war loving son!
I confer with you! This book should be in every home and school. It is truly an inspiring story. Bravo! Great review.
This is great! Lots of luck and tons of sales!
Hello Mason, Karin, Susanne, Cheryl, V.R., Sarah, and Nancy:
Thank you for your wonderful words of support and for visiting today. We truly appreciate it.
Nice review,, Cheryl, for a lovely book. It is one that will stay in my mind for a long time.
Beverly and Nicole:
Thank you for your heartfelt comments and for visiting today. I appreciate it very much!
Thank you for hosting me today. It’s been my pleasure to be here. Most of all thank you for the wonderful review!
Anytime, Donna. You’ve written a great book and you should be very proud.
Wishing you the best,
Well said, Cheryl, that kids (and adults!) in every home and school would benefit from reading this book. Donna has written an amazing story.
I think this is an award winner. Great book!
Donna, I’m sure will book will be a great success.
Beth, Jessica, and Karen:
Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely words of support. I truly appreciate it!