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An edition of Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue (2005)

Day of tears

a novel in dialogue

1st ed.
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This edition was published in by Hyperion Books for Children in New York.

Written in English

177 pages

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.

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Day of Tears
April 1, 2007, Jump At The Sun
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Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue
July 2006, Recorded Books
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Day of tears: a novel in dialogue
2005, Hyperion Books for Children
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Day of tears: a novel in dialogue
2005, Hyperion Books for Children
in English - 1st ed.
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Day of Tears
April 13, 2005, Jump At The Sun
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Day of Tears

A Novel in Dialogue

First published in 2005



First Sentence

"It's been three days since we've seen the sun."

Work Description

In this masterpiece of historical fiction, award-winning novelist Julius Lester tells the story of Emma -- a slave of Pierce Butler and caretaker of his two daughters -- and Pierce, a man with a mounting gambling debt and household to protect. Emma wants to teach his daughters, one who opposes slavery and one who supports it, to have kind hearts. Meanwhile, in a desperate bid to survive, Pierce decides to cash in his "assets" and host the largest slave auction in American history. And on that day, the skies open up and weep endlessly on the proceedings below. Using multiple voices, ranging from those of slaves to free blacks, of slaveowners to abolitionists, Julius Lester has transformed a little-known event in American history into a heartbreaking and powerfully dramatic epic on slavery, and the struggle to affirm humanity in the midst of it. - Back cover.

Day of tears

a novel in dialogue

1st ed.

This edition was published in by Hyperion Books for Children in New York.


Edition Description

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.

Table of Contents

Slaves on master Butler's plantation
Slaves on mistress Henfield's plantation
The Butler family
The Henfield family
Slave owners and businessmen
Later generations.

Edition Notes

"Jump at the sun."

Includes bibliographical references (p. 177).

Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG+ 4.8 4.

A Junior Library Guild selection.

Coretta Scott King Award, author, 2006.

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2006.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
[Fic]
Library of Congress
PZ7.L5629 Da 2005

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24764115M
Internet Archive
dayoftearsnoveli00lest
ISBN 10
0786804904
ISBN 13
9780786804900
LC Control Number
2005298043
OCLC/WorldCat
57424574

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