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The Resource Freedom in Congo Square, by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

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

Label
Freedom in Congo Square
Title
Freedom in Congo Square
Statement of responsibility
by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Six days a week, slaves labor from sunup to sundown and beyond, but on Sunday afternoons, they gather with free blacks at Congo Square outside New Orleans, free from oppression. Includes foreword about Congo Square by Freddi Williams Evans, glossary, and historical notes
Summary
A poetic tribute to a lesser-known event in African-American history describes how after working relentlessly for more than six days, slaves in 19th-century New Orleans were permitted to congregate in Congo Square to sing, dance and put aside their troubles for a few hours
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, 2016.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2016
  • Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2017
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2017
  • Notable Books for a Global Society, 2017
Awards note
  • Caldecott Honor, 2017
  • Coretta Scott King Honor (Illustrator), 2017
  • Charlotte Zolotow Award Winner, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10459916
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weatherford, Carole Boston
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
LC call number
PS3623.E375 F73 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
600
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 3
Reading level
  • 5.4.
  • 3.2.
  • 5.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Christie, R. Gregory
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts!
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Congo Square (New Orleans, La.)
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Picture books for children
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Picture books for children
  • Slavery
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Louisiana
  • Louisiana
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • Congo Square (New Orleans, La.)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Freedom in Congo Square, by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Freddi Williams Evans -- [Freedom in Congo Square] -- Glossary -- Author's note
Control code
ocn910980743
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781499801033
Lccn
2015039042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910980743
Label
Freedom in Congo Square, by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Freddi Williams Evans -- [Freedom in Congo Square] -- Glossary -- Author's note
Control code
ocn910980743
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781499801033
Lccn
2015039042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910980743

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