The Resource Freedom in Congo Square, by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Freedom in Congo Square, by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Label
Freedom in Congo Square
Title
Freedom in Congo Square
Statement of responsibility
by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author
Illustrator
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A poetic tribute to a lesser-known part of African-American history describes how after working relentlessly for more than six days, slaves in nineteenth-century New Orleans were permitted to congregate in Congo Square
  • "As slaves relentlessly toiled in an unjust system in 19th century Louisiana, they all counted down the days until Sunday, when at least for half a day they were briefly able to congregate in Congo Square in New Orleans. Here they were free to set up an open market, sing, dance, and play music. They were free to forget their cares, their struggles, and their oppression. This story chronicles slaves' duties each day, from chopping logs on Mondays to baking bread on Wednesdays to plucking hens on Saturday, and builds to the freedom of Sundays and the special experience of an afternoon spent in Congo Square."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weatherford, Carole Boston
Dewey number
976.3/35
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 4-8
  • AD670L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
F379.N57
LC item number
C667 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Christie, R. Gregory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Congo Square (New Orleans, La.)
  • New Orleans (La.)
Target audience
primary
Label
Freedom in Congo Square, by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781499801033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocn910980743
  • 705772
Label
Freedom in Congo Square, by Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781499801033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocn910980743
  • 705772

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