Grades 5 - 12
Grade level Equivalent: 7.5
Lexile Measure®: 1040
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: NR
Type of Book: Chapter Book
- General Nonfiction
- African American History
- Civil War Period and Reconstruction
- American Civil War
- Slavery, Underground Railroad, Abolition
- African American
About This Book
The day a slave was freed was his or her Day of Jubilee. Listen to the stories of how some of those days came to be.
This book chronicles the various stages of U.S. emancipation, beginning with those slaves who were freed for their service during the Revolutionary War to those who were freed by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.
Using slave narratives, letters, diaries, military orders, and other documents, the McKissacks invite young readers to celebrate coming freedom.
“Much-needed...an important work and an essential purchase.” — Kirkus Reviews
“The inclusion of individual voices and life stories lends this well-researched overview of emancipation a sense of immediacy and relevance for today’s readers.” — Publishers Weekly