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Mumbet's Declaration of Independence
Contributor(s): Woelfle, Gretchen (Author), Delinois, Alix (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0761365893     ISBN-13: 9780761365891
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books (R)
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 2014
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Historical
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
Dewey: B
LCCN: 2013018620
Age Level: 6-10
Grade Level: 1-5
Lexile Measure: 640(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 9.8" W x 9.6" (1.00 lbs) 32 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Chronological Period - 18th Century
- Topical - Black History
- Geographic Orientation - Massachusetts
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, Recommended, Seven to Ten, 2015
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 11/01/2013
Publishers Weekly 12/02/2013
School Library Journal 01/01/2014 pg. 117
New York Times Book Review 02/16/2014 pg. 16
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2014
Booklist 05/01/2014 pg. 89
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2014 pg. 117
PW Children's Starred Reviews 12/01/2014 pg. 56
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2014 - Superior,Well Above Average
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 164347
Reading Level: 3.4   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:

All men are born free and equal.

Everybody knows about the Founding Fathers and the Declaration of Independence in 1776. But the founders weren't the only ones who believed that everyone had a right to freedom. Mumbet, a Massachusetts enslaved person, believed it too. She longed to be free, but how? Would anyone help her in her fight for freedom? Could she win against her owner, the richest man in town?

Mumbet was determined to try.

Mumbet's Declaration of Independence tells her story for the first time in a picture book biography, and her brave actions set a milestone on the road toward ending slavery in the United States.

The case is fascinating, emphasizing the destructive irony at the heart of the birth of America and making Mumbet an active and savvy architect of her own release, and this is likely to spur much discussion. --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Contributor Bio(s): Woelfle, Gretchen: -

Gretchen Woelfle began writing for children by turning family history into short stories and has gone on to publish award-winning picture books, middle grade nonfiction, biographies, and historical fiction including The Wind at Work, Katje the Windmill Cat, and All the World's A Stage: A Novel in Five Acts. She is now focusing on biographies of unsung women in American history: Jeannette Rankin: Political Pioneer; Write on, Mercy! The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren; and Mumbet's Declaration of Independence. Visit Gretchen online at gretchenwoelfle.com.

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