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

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Eckhart PL - Main JP WEA (Text) 840191002238055 Children's Picture Books - Lower Level Mending -

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  • ISBN: 9781499801033 (hb.)
  • Physical Description: Unpaged : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Little Bee Books, 2016.

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General Note: Caldecott Honor Book, 2017.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note: AD 670 Lexile.
Subject: African Americans > Louisiana > New Orleans > History > Juvenile literature.
Caldecott Honor Book.
Congo Square (New Orleans, La.) > History > Juvenile literature.
New Orleans (La.) > History > Juvenile literature.

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