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When the slave Esperanca Garcia wrote a letter / written by Sonia Rosa ; illustrated by Luciana Justiniani Hees ; translated by Jane Springer.

Rosa, Sonia, (author.). Hees, Luciana Justiani, (illustrator.). Springer, Jane, (translator.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Garrett PL - Garrett JB GAR (Text) 30010170753589 Juvenile Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781554987290 (hardcover) :
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 27 cm
  • Edition: First English edition.
  • Publisher: Berkeley : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2015.

Content descriptions

Citation/References Note:
Junior Library Guild
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Child Sep2015
Summary, etc.:
Esperanca Garcia was a slave who lived on a cotton farm run by Jesuit priests in Brazil - until the day she was separated from her husband and older children and taken, with her two little ones, to be the cook in another household. There her life became much, much harder. In desperation, and with extraordinary courage, Esperanca wrote a letter to the governor describing how she and her children were being mistreated and asking permission to return to the farm.
Target Audience Note:
Grades 2-6.
870 Lexile.
Language Note:
Translated from Portuguese.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG)
Subject: Garcia, Esperança > Juvenile literature.
Garcia, Esperança
Garcia, Esperança
Slavery > Brazil > History > 18th century > Juvenile literature.
Women slaves > Brazil > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Slavery > Brazil > History > 18th century.
Women slaves > Brazil > Biography.
Slavery > Brazil > History > 18th century.
Women slaves > Brazil > Biography.
Brazil > History > 1763-1822 > Juvenile literature.
Brazil > History > 1763-1822.
Brazil > History > 1763-1822.

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