The book Annie Mae Jumps the Broom mimics history and folklore. This story helps explain a tradition that has been revitalized in African-American weddings today. The celebration and rich culture in this story will captivate any reader’s interest. Annie Mae Jumps The Broom is the story of two slaves who were in love and wanted to get married. Aunt Minnie, the counselor on the plantation encouraged the couple to wait a few days until they were sure. Finally the day arrives and everyone was excited. They fixed up a mess of food and Cousin Sue made a cake.
Immediately after the ceremony, Old Master came over the hillside looking all around for that cake Cousin Sue had baked! He always did like something sweet, you know. Annie Mae Jumps the Broom is an intermediate children’s color picture book.