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The Resource 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

Label
Freedom in Congo Square
Title
Freedom in Congo Square
Statement of responsibility
by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Six days a week, slaves labor from sunup to sundown and beyond, but on Sunday afternoons, they gather with free blacks at Congo Square outside New Orleans, free from oppression. Includes foreword about Congo Square by Freddi Williams Evans, glossary, and historical notes
Awards note
  • Caldecott Honor, 2017
  • Coretta Scott King Honor (Illustrator), 2017
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weatherford, Carole Boston
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
LC call number
  • PZ8.3.W374
  • PS3623.E375 F73 2016
LC item number
Fre 2016
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
  • 5.4.
  • 3.2.
  • 5.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Christie, R. Gregory
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts!
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Congo Square (New Orleans, La.)
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Picture books for children
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • Congo Square (New Orleans, La.)
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Picture books for children
  • Slavery
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Louisiana
  • Louisiana
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Freedom in Congo Square, by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Link
http://firstsearch.oclc.org/WebZ/DECRead?standardNoType=1&standardNo=1499801033&sessionid=0&srcdbname=worldcat&key=919dbab38bcffebaf7e739b4b96c4ae7238cb90109e019265853b9b2451332c9&ectype=MOREINFO
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
"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
Control code
ocn910980743
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781499801033
Lccn
2015039042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910980743
Label
Freedom in Congo Square, by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Link
http://firstsearch.oclc.org/WebZ/DECRead?standardNoType=1&standardNo=1499801033&sessionid=0&srcdbname=worldcat&key=919dbab38bcffebaf7e739b4b96c4ae7238cb90109e019265853b9b2451332c9&ectype=MOREINFO
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
"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
Control code
ocn910980743
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781499801033
Lccn
2015039042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910980743

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