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Day of tears : a novel in dialogue

Author: Julius Lester
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Emma has taken care of the Butler children since Sarah and Frances's mother, Fanny, left. Emma wants to raise the girls to have good hearts, as a rift over slavery has ripped the Butler household apart. Now, to pay off debts, Pierce Butler wants to cash in his slave "assets", possibly including Emma.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile materials
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lester, Julius.
Day of tears.
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2005
(OCoLC)607759035
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julius Lester
ISBN: 0786804904 9780786804900
OCLC Number: 57424574
Notes: "Jump at the sun."
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection.
Coretta Scott King Award, author, 2006.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2006.
Description: 177 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Slaves on master Butler's plantation --
Slaves on mistress Henfield's plantation --
The Butler family --
The Henfield family --
Slave owners and businessmen --
Later generations.
Responsibility: Julius Lester.

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Emma has taken care of the Butler children since Sarah and Frances's mother, Fanny, left. Emma wants to raise the girls to have good hearts, as a rift over slavery has ripped the Butler household apart. Now, to pay off debts, Pierce Butler wants to cash in his slave "assets", possibly including Emma.

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