Sound the Jubilee
Slaves lived terrible lives; always being told what to do and how to live, what to
eat and who to converse with. But what if all that could change? What if slaves could be
free to live their own lives? That’s what Sandra Forrester writes about, in the book Sound
The main characters in the book are Maddie, a young slave girl, and her family,
Titus, Ella, Angeline, and Pride. Titus is a sweet, strong, loving father; Ella is a kind,
firm, loving mother; Angeline is Maddie’s older sister, who always does everything
perfectly; and Pride is Maddie’s unhealthy baby brother.
The setting is during the Civil War, from 1861-1865 at River Bend Plantation,
Nags Head, and Roanoke Island.
Maddie and her family are house slaves on a North Carolina plantation; their
problem is how to get to freedom. The solution? When she and her family are sent with
their mistress to Roanoke Island becaus...