Synopses & Reviews
Published on the anniversary of when President Abraham Lincolnandrsquo;s order went into effect, this book offers readers a unique look at the events that led to the Emancipation Proclamation. Filled with little-known facts and fascinating details, it includes excerpts from historical sources, archival images, and new research that debunks myths about the Emancipation Proclamation and its causes. Complete with a timeline, glossary, and bibliography, Emancipation Proclamation
is an engrossing new historical resource from award-winning childrenandrsquo;s book author Tonya Bolden.
Praise for Emancipation Proclamation:
FOUR STARRED REVIEWS
andquot;A convincing, handsomely produced argument...andquot;
andmdash;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
andquot;Bolden makes excellent use of primary sources; the pages are filled with archival photos, engravings, letters, posters, maps, newspaper articles, and other period documents. Detailed captions and a glossary interpret them for todayandrsquo;s readers.andquot;
andmdash;School Library Journal, starred review
andquot;The language soars, powerfully communicating not just the facts about the Emancipation Proclamation but its meaning for those who cared most passionately.andquot;
andmdash;Booklist, starred review
andquot;Bolden tackles these questions in a richly illustrated overview of the lead-up to the Proclamation, organizing and reiterating information already familiar to many middle-schoolers, while introducing material that will probably be eye-opening to students who have taken their textbookandrsquo;s version of history at face value.andquot;
andmdash;The Bulletin of the Center for Childrenandrsquo;s Books, starred review
School Library Journal Best Book of 2013
Bulletin of the Center for Childrenand#39;s Books Blue Ribbons List 2013
Notable Childrenand#39;s Books from ALSC 2014
2014 Carter G.Woodson Middle Level Book Award
This Coretta Scott King Honor Book provides a much-needed window into a little-documented time in black history. The poignant story, based on the memoir of Maritcha Rand#233;mond Lyons, shows what it was like to be a black child born free and living in New York City in the mid-1800s.
This book reveals what an exceptionally uncommon man George Washington Carver was: trailblazing scholar, innovative scientist, pioneering conservationist, and impassioned educator. It follows his life from slave and orphan to his college days as the first African American to attend Iowa State College (where he later taught), and on to his life and work in the field of agriculture. Illustrated with historical artifacts and photographs, the book traces Carverandrsquo;s life, discoveries, and legacy. Includes an afterword and bibliography.
Awards for George Washington Carver:
Orbis Pictus Honor Book
NYPL Book for the Teen Age
NAPPA Gold Award
Book for a Global Society
Norman A. Sugarman Childrenandrsquo;s Biography Award
About the Author
Tonya Bolden has written numerous award-winning books for kids, including Tell All the Children Our Story, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and Maritcha, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and winner of a James Madison Book Award. She lives in New York City.