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Unbound : a novel in verse / Ann E. Burg.

By: Burg, Ann E [author.].
Material type: TextTextEdition: First edition.Description: 345 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780545934275; 0545934273.Subject(s): 1775-1865 | Slaves -- United States -- Social conditions -- Juvenile fiction | Fugitive slaves -- United States -- Juvenile fiction | African American families -- Juvenile fiction | Slavery -- United States -- Juvenile fiction | Novels in verse | Slavery -- Fiction | Fugitive slaves -- Fiction | African Americans -- Fiction | Family life -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION -- Historical -- United States -- Civil War Period (1850-1877) | JUVENILE FICTION -- People & Places -- United States -- African American | JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Themes -- Prejudice & Racism | Slaves | Slavery | African American families | African American families -- Fiction | Slaves -- United States -- Fiction | Slavery -- United States -- Fiction | Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.) -- Juvenile fiction | Southern States -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Juvenile fiction | Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.) -- Fiction | Southern States -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Fiction | Southern States | United States | United States -- Dismal SwampGenre/Form: Novels in verse. | Novels in verse. | Fiction. | Historical fiction. | History. | Juvenile works. | Historical fiction. | Historical fiction.DDC classification: 813.6 | Fic Other classification: JUV016200 | JUV011010 | JUV039120 | JUV057000 A Junior Library Guild Selection | Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2019Summary: The day nine-year-old Grace is called to work in the kitchen in the Big House, everyone warns her to keep her head down and her thoughts to herself, but the more she sees of the oppressive Master and his hateful wife, the more she questions things until one day her thoughts escape--and to avoid being separated she and her family flee into the Dismal Swamp, to join the other escaped slaves who live there.
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The day nine-year-old Grace is called to work in the kitchen in the Big House, everyone warns her to keep her head down and her thoughts to herself, but the more she sees of the oppressive Master and his hateful wife, the more she questions things until one day her thoughts escape--and to avoid being separated she and her family flee into the Dismal Swamp, to join the other escaped slaves who live there.

Middle School.

900 Lexile.

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2019

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-Grace, age nine, is enslaved on a plantation with her mother, brothers, and stepfather. She tends the boys while the others work in the field, but now, because of her light skin, she has been called up to the big house. Grace promises her mother she will keep her eyes down and not speak what is on her mind, but she finds that nearly impossible, especially when the master's wife is cruel to both Grace and the slaves around her. Grace and her family are forced to flee after she breaks her promise, and face the dangers of the swamp. This novel in verse highlights a little-known hiding place of escaped slaves, the Great Dismal Swamp, which covers parts of Virginia and North Carolina. Burg gives voice to enslaved children and their heartbreaking stories. Bahni Turpin brings the tale alive with her narration, while occasional music adds atmosphere. An author's note at the end discusses the historical aspects. VERDICT This is a welcome addition to school and public library historical fiction collections. ["An ideal selection for classrooms and libraries and would incorporate easily into history and social studies curricula across a wide grade range, from upper elementary through middle school": SLJ 8/16 review of the Scholastic book.]-Elizabeth Elsbree, Krug Elementary School, Aurora, IL © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Ann Burg's debut novel, ALL THE BROKEN PIECES (2009), was named a Jefferson Cup award winner and an IRA Notable Book for a Global Society, among its many honors. Her follow-up, SERAFINA'S PROMISE (2013), was named an ALA Notable, Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner, and an NAACP Image Award finalist. Burg worked as an English teacher for ten years before becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with her family. You can visit her online at www.annburg.com

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