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Freedom river / Doreen Rappaport ; pictures by Bryan Collier.

By: Rappaport, Doreen.
Contributor(s): Collier, Bryan [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, 2000Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., col maps ; 24 x 26 cm.ISBN: 0786803509; 9780786803507; 078681229X (pbk.); 9780786812295 (pbk.); 0786822910 (lib. bdg.); 9780786822911 (lib. bdg.).Subject(s): Parker, John P., 1827-1900 -- Juvenile literature | Underground Railroad -- Juvenile literature | African American abolitionists -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Free African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Slaves -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Ripley (Ohio) -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Freedom river.DDC classification: 973.7/115 | B Awards: Coretta Scott King Honor, illustrator, 2001.Summary: Describes an incident in the life of John Parker, an ex-slave who became a successful businessman in Ripley, Ohio, and who repeatedly risked his life to help other slaves escape to freedom.
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Map on lining papers.

Includes bibliographical references.

Describes an incident in the life of John Parker, an ex-slave who became a successful businessman in Ripley, Ohio, and who repeatedly risked his life to help other slaves escape to freedom.

Coretta Scott King Honor, illustrator, 2001.

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Gr 2-5-This strikingly beautiful picture book relates the true story of John Parker, an African-American businessman who bought his own freedom and helped others to gain theirs via the Underground Railroad. Rappaport chronicles just one of many incidents in which Parker helped families escape from Kentucky, a slave state, across the river to freedom in Ohio. Repetitions highlighted in large type such as, "Run, run-Row, row-Wait, wait. Listen, listen" add drama and poetry to the moving narrative. The author's and illustrator's notes at the beginning and the historical note at the end strengthen the story's impact. The hyperrealistic collage-and-watercolor illustrations dominated by deep blues and browns also add drama; the ancestors and protectors are depicted in an ethereal manner with wavy lines across their faces representing the river. Endpapers feature reproductions of a map of the Ohio River. A distinguished and thought-provoking title.-Cynde Marcengill, Horry County Memorial Library, Surfside Beach, SC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Doreen Rappaport (www.doreenrappaport.com) has written numerous award-winning books for children, including: Freedom Ship and The School Is Not White ( both illustrated by Curtis James); Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Honor Book; and Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, illustrated by Kadir Nelson. She lives and writes in upstate New York. <br> <br> Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Book Illustrator Award winner Bryan Collier has created art for many award winning children's books, including his master achievements, Rosa, Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Freedom River, and John's Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon. Bryan lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

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