Freedom in Congo Square

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A great introduction for young children to this sad chapter in American history, Freedom in Congo Square is definitely a conversation starter.

The subject of slavery is handled in an age-appropriate way, yet it highlights the artist expression of hope that sustained slaves.

2017 Caldecott Honor winner
2017 Coretta Scott King Honor winner for illustration
A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2016
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016: Nonfiction

Author Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrator R. Gregory Christie
For Ages 4 to 8 years
Pages 40 pages
Format Hardcover
Awards Caldecott Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Honor, Charlotte Zolotow Award

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