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Free at Last!: Stories and Songs of Emancipation

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"A glorious tribute to the lives of African-American heroes and heroines."
— SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL


An International Reading Association Teachers' Choice

A Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice

A Chicago Public Library Best Book

"Rappaport and Evans reprise the passion and power that informed their 2002 collaboration, shining their spotlight on the progess and struggles o
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Paperback, 64 pages
Published September 12th 2006 by Candlewick Press (first published December 1st 2003)
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
This is the second of three books Rappaport has written on the Black American experience. This book covers the period from the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 to 1954. I like the way Rappaport told the story, inserting poems, songs, and quotes into her text. I did find one mistake, surely a typo/misprint, on page 6. The text indicates that between the firing of Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, and the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, there was a period of 8 months. T ...more
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Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Outstanding historical work that is written for children. The historical facts have been extensively researched and the information of famous African Americans amazing. The illustrations are fabulous while the book will be a family heirloom.
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Doreen Rappaport has written many books of fiction and nonfiction for young readers, specializing in thoroughly researched multicultural history, historical fiction, retellings of folktales and myths, and stories of those she calls the "not-yet-celebrated." Among her recent books is MARTIN'S BIG WORDS: THE LIFE OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., illustrated by Bryan Collier, which received a Caldecot ...more
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