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Freedom in Congo Square (School And Library) (Carole Boston Weatherford)

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This poetic, nonfiction story about a little-known piece of African American history captures a human’s capacity to find hope and joy in difficult circumstances and demonstrates how New Orleans' Congo Square was truly freedom’s heart.Mondays, there were hogs to slop,mules to train, and logs to chop.Slavery was no ways fair.Six more days to Congo Square.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. This book will have a forward from Freddi Williams Evans (freddievans.com), a historian and Congo Square expert, as well as a glossary of terms with pronunciations and definitions.
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Horn Book Fanfare List (Awards)
Format: Library
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
Language: English
Street Date: January 5, 2016
TCIN: 50266630
UPC: 9781499801033
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-9521
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