The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Novel
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
by Elizabeth George Speare
After living a carefree life in Barbados, Kit comes to live with stern Puritan relatives. She befriends a Quaker woman suspected of witchcraft, and faces accusations against herself.
Book Summary (249 pages)
Category: Historical fiction
Setting: Connecticut, late 1600s
Related Studies: Quakers, Puritans, Connecticut history, geography, Pre-Revolutionary War
Notes: There is no witchcraft in this story. It is about what happens when we fear those who are different from ourselves and how easy it is to jump to conclusions. It’s about prejudice and forgiveness.
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