Day of tears : a novel in dialogue / Julius Lester.
By: Lester, Julius.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2005Edition: 1st ed.Description: 177 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0786804904 (reinforced) :; 9780786804900 (reinforced) :.Subject(s): Slavery -- Juvenile fiction | African Americans -- Juvenile fictionAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Day of tears.DDC classification: [Fic]
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"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.