Freedom in Congo Square

Freedom in Congo Square

Book - 2016
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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.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Little Bee Books,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781499801033
1499801033
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Christie, R. Gregory 1971-- Illustrator

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BookEMonster
Dec 18, 2017

This is a really gorgeous book, and the story is both heart-breaking and inspiring. Recommended reading for children and grown-ups!

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karenmcupp
Oct 04, 2017

This is a great Caldecott winner for personalizing slavery at a level children can understand.

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stepha89
Mar 16, 2017

The vivid colors used in the illustrations and the rhyming text bring the slaves' lives - and Congo Square - to life. A forward and author's note both add historical context to the book.

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stepha89
Mar 16, 2017

stepha89 thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

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