A Life RememberedBook - 1997
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Sarny is a sequel to Night-john, also narrated by Sarny. In Night-john, Sarny is a twelve-year-old girl who is taught to read and write by an imposing man named Night-john. According to Paulsen, he has been asked many times about what happens to Sarny after the ending of Night-john, and Sarny is an answer to the questions.
Sarny is an historical novel about the end of slavery in America and the years in the South thereafter, and it is narrated by Sarny, who is ninety-four years old and living in a convalescent.
After being freed from slavery by the Union soldiers in the Civil War, Sarny sets out to find her children, who had been sold a few days earlier. She meets Miss Laura, who helps her find her children and then build schools to pass on the gift of reading that Nightjohn gave her.
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