Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation

Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation


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Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation by Pat Sherman, Floyd Cooper

A self-taught young slave astonishes his fellow prisoners by reading aloud the newspaper account of Lincoln’s new emancipation proclamation. Based on actual events.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802853196
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 574,246
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 670L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Pat Sherman works as a writer, library professional, andwriting instructor in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Herprevious books include The Sun's Daughter,illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (Clarion), and severalnonfiction books for young people on historical subjectsranging from colonial America to the present day.

Floyd Cooper has won many prestigious awards for hisillustration, including the 2009 Coretta Scott KingIllustrator Award for The Blacker the Berry,written by Joyce Carol Thomas (Amistad), plus threeprevious Coretta Scott King Honors, a Da Vinci Award, andan NAACP Image Honor. Among the more than eighty books hehas illustrated are Mississippi Morning by RuthVander Zee (Eerdmans) and Meet Danitra Brown byNikki Grimes (HarperCollins). Floyd lives in Pennsylvania.Visit his website at

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