Emma, the sequel to Cheryl Wills’s popular children’s book The Emancipation of Grandpa Sandy Wills, brings to life one of the lost voices of the Civil War era while inspiring readers to stand up for what they believe in.

Emma Wills was an illiterate and brave former slave who overcame challenges and dared to dream big during a painful period in our nation’s history. With only a little hope in her heart and tenacious determination, she found the inner strength to keep her family stable during trying times and reach her goals. Children will learn about the powerful story of freedom, hardship, and perseverance.

Author: Cheryl Wills
Product ID: 16042


Grades 2-6 | Illustrated Book | ISBN: 978-1-68265-642-6 | Lexile: 690L
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  • Helps readers build literacy, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Introduces students to social emotional competencies
  • Teaches life skills such as leadership, initiative, and perseverance

Key features:

  • Depth of Knowledge content aligned to Common Core ELA Standards
  • Unique hands-on individual and group activities for engagement and collaboration
  • Discussion questions to support social emotional learning
  • Glossary to build and expand student vocabulary
  • Primary sources to help students relate in a personal way

A whole child approach ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.

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