Winner of Lee & Low’s New Voices Award, Hammering for Freedom tells the true story of one man’s skill, hard work, and resolve to keep his family together.
|Publisher:||Lee & Low Books, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Rita Lorraine Hubbard is the author of a number of nonfiction books for adults and runs the children's book review site Picture Book Depot. While researching her book African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes, Hubbard discovered William "Bill" Lewis's story buried in some earlier history books. She was greatly moved by Lewis's love of his family and determination to overcome the odds. Hubbard lives with her husband in Chattanooga, Tennessee. You can find her online at ritahubbard.com.
John Holyfield is a fine artist whose work has been described as having a strong southern feel that captures the essence of rural life. The main themes in his art are family, spirituality, and culture.In creating this book, Holyfield spoke to a blacksmith/farrier for additional insight about the craft. Holyfield lives with his family in Rosemont, West Virginia. His website is johnholyfield.com.