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

Bryan, Ashley, (author,, illustrator.). Jones, Andy T., (animator,, film producer,, sound designer.). Turpin, Bahni, (narrator.). Jackson, JD, (narrator.). Butler, Ron, Jr., (narrator.). Eller, Robin, (narrator.). Berneis, Susie, (narrator.). Bryan, Ashley. Based on (work): Freedom over me. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 43 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Bahni Turpin, J.D. Jackson, Ron Butler, Robin Eller, and Susie Berneis.
Summary, etc.:
Imagine being looked up and down and being valued as less than a chair. Less than an ox. Less than a dress. Maybe about the same as a lantern. You're an object-an object to be sold. Inspired by the actual will of a plantation owner that listed the worth of each and every one of his workers, Ashley Bryan uses original documents from slave auctions and plantation estates to create moving and powerful poetry and illustrations that contrast the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of a person's life experiences and dreams-things that a slave owner could never take away.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Slavery > Juvenile films.
African Americans > Juvenile films.
Slavery > Juvenile poetry.
African Americans > Juvenile poetry.
Slaves > United States > Juvenile films.
Southern States > History > Juvenile films.

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