Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New Children's Books

The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights - Carole Boston Weatherford
Carole Weatherford's free-verse poem traces the African American journey form slavery to civil rights.

Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation - Pat Sherman
Ben, a young slave, uses every chance he gets to teach himself to read. But after the Civil War breaks out. . .Ben finds himself in a slave prison. One night, the prisoners bribe a guard to get their hands on a newspaper. . .Ben reads aloud the momentous news of Mr. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

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