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Author Bryan, Ashley, author, illustrator.

Title Freedom over me : eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life / by Ashley Bryan.

Publication Info. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2016]


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 GDL Central Library Children's Fiction    j BRYAN,ASH    DUE 10-03-20
 PAS Allendale Branch Juvenile, Fiction    J BRYAN,A    Available
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, Fiction    J BRYAN,A    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Juvenile, Fiction    J OVERSZ BRYAN,A    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Juvenile, Fiction    J OVERSZ BRYAN,A    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Juvenile, Fiction    J BRYAN,A    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Juvenile, Fiction    J OVERSZ BRYAN,A    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Juvenile, Fiction    J BRYAN,A    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Juvenile, Fiction    J BRYAN,A    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Juvenile, Fiction    J BRYAN,A    Available

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Edition First edition.
Description 48 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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Note A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book.
Summary Imagine being looked up and down and being valued as less than chair. Less than an ox. Less than a dress. Maybe about the same as ... a lantern. You, an object. An object to sell. Ashley Bryan goes to the heart of how a slave is given a monetary value by the slave owner, tempering this with the one thing that CAN'T be bought or sold -- dreams. Inspired by the actual will of a plantation owner that lists the worth of each and every one of his "workers", Bryan has created collages around that document, and others like it. Through paintings and poetry he imagines and interprets each person's life on the plantation, as well as the life their owner knew nothing about -- their dreams and pride in knowing that they were worth far more than an Overseer or Madam ever would guess.
Audience Ages 6-10.
Awards Newbery Honor Book, 2017
Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book, 2017
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, 2017
Boston Globe/Horn Book Picture Book Award, 2017
Subject Slavery -- Juvenile poetry.
African Americans -- Juvenile poetry.
Slaves -- Social conditions -- Juvenile poetry.
Slavery -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Children's poetry.
Picture books for children.
Historical fiction.
Added Author Atheneum Books for Young Readers, publisher.
Other Form: Online version: Bryan, Ashley. Freedom over me. First edition. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2016] 9781481456913 (OCoLC)958678955
ISBN 9781481456906 (hardcover)
1481456903 (hardcover)
9781481456913 (ebook)
1481456911 (ebook)
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