Do You Know Them?: Families Lost and Found After the Civil War

Do You Know Them?: Families Lost and Found After the Civil War

Do You Know Them?: Families Lost and Found After the Civil War

Do You Know Them?: Families Lost and Found After the Civil War

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Overview

A moving and triumphant picture book inspired by the printed newspaper ads placed by African Americans who were separated from family members by the Civil War, enslavement, and emancipation.

After the war’s end, everyone is missing someone. Lettie’s missing her family. They had been sold and lost long before enslavement was abolished. Every week, she reads the advertisements in the newspapers to her congregation. “Do you know them? I would like to find my people. My mother’s name was Charlotte King, and when I was sold, I had five brothers.”

Lettie is determined to find her loved ones, too. She saves every penny she earns, but not to buy candy or toys. She saves for something better—something that could bring her whole family together.

Every ad depicted in this poignant tale is authentically historical, bringing the heart-wrenching past to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781665913072
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 01/09/2024
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 378,873
Product dimensions: 10.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Shana Keller began her studies of African American history at the University of Miami in Florida, and she’s been delving deeper and deeper into our diverse past ever since. She is the author of Bread for Words: A Frederick Douglass Story (an Irma S. Black Honor Award winner). She writes lost-and-found tales of courage and commitment from her home in the beautiful state of North Carolina. Visit her at ShanaKeller.com.

Laura Freeman has illustrated many fine children’s books over the years, including Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe, written by Deborah Blumenthal, and the Coretta Scott King Honor book Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly and Winifred Conkling. Laura lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and their two children. Find out more about Laura at LFreemanArt.com.
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