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Freedom in Congo Square
Contributor(s): Weatherford, Carole Boston (Author), Jackson, J. D. (Narrated by), Christie, R. Gregory (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1520078528     ISBN-13: 9781520078526
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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Binding Type: Compact Disc - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: July 2017
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BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
Dewey: 973.049
Age Level: 6-9
Grade Level: 1-4
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 5.5" W x 4.9" (0.10 lbs)
Themes:
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Ikids, Price on Product, Unabridged
 
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Publisher Description:
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. There, 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 poetic, nonfiction story about this little-known piece of African American history chronicles the daily duties of such slaves-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, capturing humanity's capacity to find hope and joy even in the most difficult of circumstances and demonstrating how New Orleans' Congo Square was truly freedom's heart.

Contributor Bio(s): Jackson, J. D.: - J.D. Jackson is a classically trained actor, a theater professor, an aspiring stage director, and an award-winning audiobook narrator. His television and film credits include roles on House, ER, Law & Order, Hack, Sherrybaby, Diary of a City Priest, and Lucky Number Slevin. The recipient of several audiobook awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri's Ghetto Cowboy, he was named one of AudioFile's Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013.Weatherford, Carole Boston: - Carole Boston Weatherford has written numerous award-winning books for children, including Becoming Billie Holiday, which won a Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor, and the Caldecott Honor Winner Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, which also won an NAACP Image Award. She lives in North Carolina. You can find more about Carole at cbweatherford.com.Christie, R. Gregory: - R. Gregory Christie is a three-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award for Illustration and a two-time recipient of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year Award. He lives in Georgia.
 
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