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Up Before Daybreak

Up Before Daybreak

by Deborah Hopkinson
In Up Before Daybreak acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson captures the voices of the forgotten men, women, and children who worked in the cotton industry in America over the centuries. The voices of the slaves who toiled in the fields in the South, the poor sharecroppers who barely got by, and the girls who gave their lives to the New England mills spring to life through oral histories, archival photos, and Hopkinson's engaging narrative prose style. These stories are amazing and often heartbreaking, and they are imbedded deep in our nation's history.
ALA Notable Children's Book ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Ages
12, 13, 14
Interest Level
Grades 7 - 9
Lexile Measure
1060L
DRA
60
Guided Reading
X
Number of Pages
128
Genre
Informational Text

About the Author

Deborah Hopkinson Deborah Hopkinson is the award-winning author of more than 40 books for young readers including picture books, historical fiction, and nonfiction.

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