As a historian who happened to grow up in
Tallgrass is the story of Rennie, a 13-year old girl who lives on a beet farm in southeastern
My mom gave me this book, as she gives me much of what I read, and we talked about its use in a high school history class.
Part of what I like about Sandra Dallas is that her stories are innocent. If you’ve read this book, you might think that is an odd term to use considering what happens to the characters. But, by innocent I mean that the characters are normal every day people who have normal every day concerns. There is nothing fantastical that happens. There are very sad things that occur and there is a definite loss of innocence amongst her characters. But this are no blood and guts. This is the type of book you could give to a junior high student and not worry overly about the messages that she imparts.
All that having been said, I wouldn’t recommend this book to everyone. It is slow at times. And, if you don’t know
If you liked this book, I would also recommend The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas or anything by Maeve Binchy. Her books, while they take place in