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Author Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.

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

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York, New York : Little Bee Books, [2016]
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Juvenile Nonfiction  J 976.335 WEA    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Juvenile Nonfiction  J 976.335 WEA    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations, color ; 29 cm
Summary 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.
Audience AD600L Lexile
Note AD600L Lexile
Study Program Accelerated Reader LG 5.4 0.5 179189
Note Accelerated Reader LG 5.4 0.5 179189
Subject African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Slavery -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Congo Square (New Orleans, La.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Local Subject CALDECOTT HONOR [2017]
Genre Picture books for children.
Added Author Christie, R. Gregory, 1971- illustrator.
ISBN 9781499801033 (hardback)
1499801033 (hardback)
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