Freedom over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan

By BRYAN, Ashley

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ISBN
9781481456906
Publisher
Atheneum Caitlyn Dlouhy Bks.


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on September 1, 2016  |  Elementary

Gr 4–6—Using real documents from an estate appraisal dated July 5, 1828, Bryan has created beautiful portrait paintings for 11 people who were named and priced as property on the Fairchildses' estate (the documents are reproduced fully in the endpapers and in segments throughout the work). Relying on narrative poetry to explore each figure's inner and outer life, Bryan gives voice to their history, their longing for freedom, and their skills as artisans, cooks, musicians, carpenters, etc. Each person has two visual portraits, with each accompanied by a poem (on the opposite page). Co...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

Bryan restores humanity to ten real-life slaves listed for sale on an 1828 document (plus one fictional slave), giving them ages, African names, relati...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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