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The Resource Freedom in Congo Square, by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Freedom in Congo Square, by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

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Freedom in Congo Square
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Freedom in Congo Square
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by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
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eng
Summary
Six days a week, slaves labor from sunup to sundown and beyond, but on Sunday afternoons, they gather with free blacks at Congo Square outside New Orleans, free from oppression. Includes foreword about Congo Square by Freddi Williams Evans, glossary, and historical notes
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Title
Freedom in Congo Square
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A poetic tribute to a lesser-known event in African-American history describes how after working relentlessly for more than six days, slaves in 19th-century New Orleans were permitted to congregate in Congo Square to sing, dance and put aside their troubles for a few hours
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Award
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, 2016.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2016
  • Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2017
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2017
  • Notable Books for a Global Society, 2017
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DLC
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ8.3.W374
LC item number
Fre 2016
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600
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
juvenile
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Corretta Scott King honorees Carole Boston Weatherford and R. Gregory Christie
Freedom in Congo Square, by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
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Freedom in Congo Square, by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
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Dover Public Library copy Donated IN MEMORY OF JOSEPHINE MAYHEW by her family & friends, June 2016
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ocn910980743
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Dimensions
29 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781499801033
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015039042
Other physical details
color illustrations

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