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I Have Heard of a Land (Trophy Picture Books)

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I have heard of a land
Where the imagination has no fences
Where what is dreamed one night
Is accomplished the next day

In the late 1880s, signs went up all around America - land was free in the Oklahoma territory. And it was free to everyone: Whites, Blacks, men and women alike. All one needed to stake a claim was hope and courage, strength and perseverance. Thousands of pioneers, many of them African-Americans newly freed from slavery, headed west to carve out a new life in the Oklahoma soil.

Drawing upon her own family history, National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Thomas has crafted an unforgettable anthem to these brave and determned people from America's past. Richly illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award honoree Floyd Cooper, I Have Heard of a Land is a glorious tribute to the Afrian-American pioneer spirit.

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Synopsis:

In the late 1880s, many newly freed slaves made the arduous journey west to carve out a new life in Oklahoma. Richly illustrated by Coretta Scott King Honor Award recipient Floyd Cooper, this book offers a lyrical, moving portrait of those who dared to act on their dreams. Full color.

About the Author

Joyce Carol Thomas was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma, and now lives in California. A poet, novelist, and playwright, she has been honored with the National Book Award and the Coretta Scott King Author Award for her work. In her latest book of poetry, A Mother's Heart, A Daughter's Love: Poems for Us to Share, she reflects on the lifelong relationship between mothers and daughters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064436175
Author:
Cooper, Floyd
Author:
Cooper, Floyd
Author:
by Joyce Carol Thomas and Floyd Cooper
Author:
Thomas, Joyce Carol
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Picturebooks
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Trophy Picture Book
Publication Date:
20000105
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 2 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in 4.48 oz
Age Level:
07-11

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"Synopsis" by , In the late 1880s, many newly freed slaves made the arduous journey west to carve out a new life in Oklahoma. Richly illustrated by Coretta Scott King Honor Award recipient Floyd Cooper, this book offers a lyrical, moving portrait of those who dared to act on their dreams. Full color.

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