This was a fun, uplifting book that shows even when faced with trials, we always have the chance to be happy. It touched on the heavy topic of racism in such a sensitive way. This book was a proper Lady Cake delight! We really enjoyed it and would highly recommend it!
My 8 year old loved it! She says: “I loved it because of the messages about bravery, friendship, and how they were treated equally. It made me feel happier and I felt like I could do more to help all people be treated better and equal.”
Lakecake Farm gives a lesson on how to remain positive and uplifting even in the face of persecution. It opens the discussion about racism in a gentle way so it is appropriate for all ages.
My kids and I really enjoyed this book. The writing style is engaging and there is a great mix of humor, love, hardship and perseverance. It helps facilitate needed conversations on civil rights and how to handle persecution. We fell in love with the Freed family.
This is an excellent, light-hearted book that describes difficult concepts in ways that are gentle and more easily understood for children. Remaining positive and showing perseverance in the face of persecution is shown in a respectful and gracious way. The Freed family is an example of how to be humble and kind while working hard for the beautiful things life can produce.
Little Joe’s family has been saving money for a long time, and they are finally able to follow their dream of buying a 40-acre farm. As the only African American family in their rural town in the mid-1900s, they face challenges, but they face them with kindness and optimism that changes the hearts of those around them.
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