Freedom in Congo Square / by Carole Boston Weatherford ; Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Freedom in Congo Square / by Carole Boston Weatherford ; Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

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"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. Here 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 story chronicles slaves' duties each day, 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."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Little Bee Books,, [2016].
ISBN: 9781499801033
1499801033
Branch Call Number: E FIC WEAT
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations, color ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Christie, R. Gregory 1971-- Illustrator

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Oct 04, 2017

This is a great Caldecott winner for personalizing slavery at a level children can understand.

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