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ISBN-10: 076362876X
ISBN-13: 9780763628765
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date: 01/01/2006
Dimensions: 11.40" L, 9.56" W, 0.28" H

No More!: Stories and Songs of Slave Resistance

Illustrator: Shane W Evans

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Price: $9.99

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True vignettes and traditional verse, set against starkly powerful images, tell the story of enslaved Africans in America as it has never been told before.

A man who cannot swim leaps off a slave ship into the dark water. A girl defies the law by secretly learning to read and write. A future abolitionist regains his will to live by fighting off his captor with his bare hands: I will not let you use me like a brute any longer, Frederick Douglass vows. Drawing from authentic accounts, here is a chronology of resistance in all its forms: comical trickster tales about outwitting Old Marsa; secret hush harbors where Africans instill Christian worship with their own rituals; and spirituals such as Go Down Moses, whose coded lyrics signal not just hope for deliverance, but an active call to escape.

Boldly illustrated with extraordinary oil paintings by award-winning artist Shane W. Evans, and meticulously researched by Doreen Rappaport, this stunning collection — spanning the period from the early days of slavery to the Emancipation Proclamation — is an invaluable resource for teachers, parents, libraries, students, and people everywhere who care about what it means to be free, what it is to be human. Back matter includes important dates, a bibliography, resources for further information, and an index.

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"An excellent account of the many ways in which slaves participated in bringing down the greatest evil in our nation's history
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Details

ISBN-10: 076362876X
ISBN-13: 9780763628765
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date: 01/01/2006
Dimensions: 11.40" L, 9.56" W, 0.28" H
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