Freedom in Congo Square
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New York, New York : Little Bee Books, [2016].
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Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9781499801033, 1499801033
Reading Level
LG
Level 5.4, 1 Points
Lexile code
AD: Adult Directed
Lexile measure
600

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"As slaves relentlessly toiled in an unjust system in 19th century Louisiana, they all counted down the days until Sunday, when at least for half a day they were briefly able to congregate in Congo Square in New Orleans. Here they were free to set up an open market, sing, dance, and play music. They were free to forget their cares, their struggles, and their oppression. This story chronicles slaves' duties each day, from chopping logs on Mondays to baking bread on Wednesdays to plucking hens on Saturday, and builds to the freedom of Sundays and the special experience of an afternoon spent in Congo Square."--Provided by publisher.
Awards
Caldecott Honor book, 2017
Awards
Coretta Scott King (illustrator) Honor book, 2017
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APA Citation (style guide)

Weatherford, C. B., & Christie, R. G. (2016). Freedom in Congo Square. First edition. New York, New York: Little Bee Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- and R. Gregory Christie. 2016. Freedom in Congo Square. New York, New York: Little Bee Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- and R. Gregory Christie, Freedom in Congo Square. New York, New York: Little Bee Books, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Weatherford, Carole Boston, and R. Gregory Christie. Freedom in Congo Square. First edition. New York, New York: Little Bee Books, 2016. Print.

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