Day of Tears
List Price: $18.40
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
For use in schools and libraries only. Emma, a slave for the Butler household, is the focal point for this story of two families torn apart by the inhumanity of slavery. Through flashbacks and flash-forwards, and shifting first-person points of view, readers travel through time and place witnessing a family's heartbreak.
Writer, professor, and photographer Julius Lester was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 27, 1939. He received a B.A. in English from Fisk University in 1960. Lester's photographs from the civil rights movement era have been exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution and are part of Howard University's permanent collection. In addition to having hosted radio and television talk shows in New York City, Lester has also recorded two albums. Lester has published 25 children's books, as well as numerous works of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry for adults. Translated into eight languages, his books have won the Newbery Honor Medal, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and the Boston Globe/Horn Book More...
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