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Let My People Go : Bible Stories Told by a Freeman of Color [Hardcover]

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Item Specifications...

Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Weight:   1.85 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 1998
Publisher   Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books
Age  12-15
ISBN  0689808569  
EAN  9780689808562  

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Item Description...
Twelve Old Testament classics are retold in the dramatic voice of Price Jeffries, a free black Southerner of post-Revolutionary times, who is trying to explain to his curious daughter--through biblical reference--the injustices of their world.

Publishers Description
""Come join me as I take you back to Charleston, South Carolina, to my father's forge in the early 1800's. Sit with me on the woodpile as he tells a tale of faith, hope, or love.""
In this extraordinary collection, Charlotte Jefferies and her father Price, a former slave, introduce us to twelve best loved Bible tales, from Genesis to Daniel, and reveal their significance in the lives of African Americans--and indeed of all oppressed peoples.
When Charlotte wants to understand the cruel injustices of her time, she turns to her father. "Does the powerful slaveholder, Mr. Sam Riley, who seems to own all that surrounds them, also own the sun and moon?" she wonders. Price's answer is to tell the story of Creation. "How can God allow an evil like slavery to exist?" she asks. Price responds by telling the story of the Hebrews' Exodus -- and shows Charlotte that someday their people, too, will be free.
With exquisite clarity, Patricia and Fredrick McKissack and James Ransome -- a Newbery Honor winner and all Coretta Scott King Award winners -- brilliantly illuminate the parallels between the stories of the Jews and African-American history. "Let My People Go" is a triumphant celebration of both the human spirit and the enduring power of story as a source of strength.
Our hope is that this book will be like a lighthouse that can guide young readers through good times and bad....The ideas that these ancient stories hold are not for one people, at one time, in one place. They are for all of us, for all times, everywhere.
--from the Authors' Note to "Let My People Go"

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More About Pat McKissack, Fredrick McKissack & James Ransome

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Award winning author Patricia McKissack comes from a family of skilled storytellers, who taught her to listen and observe and who encouraged her life-long love affair with words.The Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural was a 1993 Newbery Honor Book.Pat also received the Coretta Scott King Award in 1993 for The Dark Thirty.Pat wishes she could have talked to her hero, Frederick Douglass, about his rise from slavery, his daring escape, and freedom -- at last!If she was not an author, Pat would like to be an interior designer or an architect so she could tell stories through design.
Pat frequently collaborates on books with her husband, Fredrick.They have three sons and live in St. Louis, Missouri."

Patricia C. McKissack currently resides in St. Louis, in the state of Missouri. Patricia C. McKissack was born in 1944.

Patricia C. McKissack has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Anne Schwartz Books
  2. Avenues
  3. Dear America (Reissues)
  4. Junior Library Guild Selection
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  6. Polaris
  7. Ready-For-Chapters (Paperback)
  8. Rookie Readers: Level B (Paperback)
  9. Rookie Readers: Level C (Paperback)
  10. Stepping Stone Chapter Books

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Good for non-readers  Oct 26, 2002
I was trying to encourage my ten year old nephew to read so I got this book for him. He doesn't like to read, especially anything long. He read this book in one week, and he kept talking about how much he liked the illustrations! A beautiful book.
I love this book as much as my young son!!!  Aug 29, 1999
I can't really put into words how much this book has meant to me as an African American Christian parent. Simultaneously, I'm educating my six year old son about great Bible stories and the plight of our ancestors. Further, we tend to get lost in both worlds while reading this astonishing book. All I can say to the authors is: Please give us more! This book is a work of art, history and faith.
Captivating illustrations and storytelling-crafted words.  Mar 12, 1999
My son and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The writing allowed me, the reader, to appear well-accomplished in the art of storytelling. The beautiful illustrations looked like something you'd expect to see in the Cistine Chapel. They piqued my son's interest and seemed to tell a story, even wthout the words.

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