Lester, Julius.

Day of tears : a novel in dialogue / Julius Lester. - 1st ed. - New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2005. - 177 p. ; 20 cm.

"Jump at the sun."

Includes bibliographical references (p. 177).

Slaves on master Butler's plantation -- Slaves on mistress Henfield's plantation -- The Butler family -- The Henfield family -- Slave owners and businessmen -- Later generations.

Emma has taken care of the Butler children since Sarah and Frances's mother, Fanny, left. Emma wants to raise the girls to have good hearts, as a rift over slavery has ripped the Butler household apart. Now, to pay off debts, Pierce Butler wants to cash in his slave "assets", possibly including Emma.

A Junior Library Guild selection. Coretta Scott King Award, author, 2006. Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2006.

0786804904 (reinforced) : ($15.99) 9780786804900 (reinforced) : ($15.99)

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Slavery--Juvenile fiction.
African Americans--Juvenile fiction.

PZ7.L5629 / Da 2005