In his ESSENCE Magazine bestseller, "Blood Kin, A Savannah Story," Robert T.S. Mickles introduced readers all over the world to the residents of Woodloe Plantation as they grappled with the violent chaos of the 1860s Civil War and struggled to adapt to the changes taking place in their lives as well as to simply survive. In "Isaiah's Tears," part two of the author's Savannah Stories, we meet fifteen-year-old Isaiah Jones. For Isaiah, the end of slavery in the United States in 1865 means the beginning of a long but very challenging life as a free man. Following the death of both his parents and the acquisition of his sudden unexpected freedom, Isaiah has to choose between life as he has always known it--and life as an uncertain adventure in a new and uncertain world. His story, as he journeys from boyhood to manhood, is at times laugh out loud comical and at other times heartbreakingly tragic.
- Electronic book text
- 02 Sep 2010
- Morrisville, NC, United States