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Deborah Hopkinson - Up Before Daybreak: Cotton and People in America

Up Before Daybreak: Cotton and People in America

Cotton And People In America

Author: Deborah Hopkinson

  • AGES 12 - 14 
  • Genre Informational Text
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