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Freedom over me: eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life

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Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers,
Pub. Date:
[2016]
Edition:
First edition.
Language:
English
Description
Newbery Honor Book Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, Ashley Bryan offers a moving and powerful picture book that contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away. Imagine being looked up and down and being valued as less than chair. Less than an ox. Less than a dress. Maybe about the same as...a lantern. You, an object. An object to sell. In his gentle yet deeply powerful way, Ashley Bryan goes to the heart of how a slave is given a monetary value by the slave owner, tempering this with the one thing that CAN'T be bought or sold--dreams. Inspired by the actual will of a plantation owner that lists the worth of each and every one of his "workers", Bryan has created collages around that document, and others like it. Through fierce paintings and expansive poetry he imagines and interprets each person's life on the plantation, as well as the life their owner knew nothing about--their dreams and pride in knowing that they were worth far more than an Overseer or Madam ever would guess. Visually epic, and never before done, this stunning picture book is unlike anything you've seen.
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ISBN:
9781481456906
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4.6, 1 Points
Lexile measure:
730L
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Grouped Work ID 4e028d0b-d020-e1b2-163d-ef694f8bdd62
Full title freedom over me eleven slaves their lives and dreams brought to life
Author bryan ashley
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-23 11:18:09AM
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subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, African Americans -- Juvenile poetry, Coretta Scott King honor book -- 2017, Illustrated children's books, Newbery honor book -- 2017, Slavery -- Fiction, Slavery -- Juvenile poetry
title_display Freedom over me : eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life
title_full Freedom over me : eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life / by Ashley Bryan
title_short Freedom over me :
title_sub eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life
topic_facet African Americans, Coretta Scott King honor book, Illustrated children's books, Newbery honor book, Slavery