Teach young children about the lives of former slaves and their families during the Reconstruction Era with the picture book Ellen's Broom by Kelly Starling Lyons. This literature guide for Ellen's Broom includes pre-reading and post-reading discussion questions and art activities to extend students' learning. In the children's story, Ellen learns the significance of the family broom as her parents—both former slaves—legally register their marriage.
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