Day of tears : a novel in dialogue / Julius Lester.
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- ISBN: 0786804904 (reinforced) :
- ISBN: 9780786804900 (reinforced) :
- Physical Description: 177 p. ; 20 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2005.
Contents / Notes
"Jump at the sun."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177).
Slaves on master Butler's plantation -- Slaves on mistress Henfield's plantation -- The Butler family -- The Henfield family -- Slave owners and businessmen -- Later generations.
Emma has taken care of the Butler children since Sarah and Frances's mother, Fanny, left. Emma wants to raise the girls to have good hearts, as a rift over slavery has ripped the Butler household apart. Now, to pay off debts, Pierce Butler wants to cash in his slave "assets", possibly including Emma.
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Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG+ 4.8 4.
A Junior Library Guild selection.
Coretta Scott King Award, author, 2006.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2006.
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