Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation
Illustrated By: Floyd Cooper
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Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation  -     By: Pat Sherman
    Illustrated By: Floyd Cooper

Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation

Illustrated By: Floyd Cooper
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers / 2020 / Paperback

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Title: Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation
By: Pat Sherman
Illustrated By: Floyd Cooper
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2020
Dimensions: 11 X 8.5 (inches)
Weight: 6 ounces
ISBN: 0802855415
ISBN-13: 9780802855411
Stock No: WW855411

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A self-taught young slave astonishes his fellow prisoners by reading aloud the newspaper account of Lincoln’s new emancipation proclamation. Based on actual events.

Author Bio

Pat Sherman works as a writer, library professional, andwriting instructor in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Herprevious books include The Sun's Daughter,illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (Clarion), and severalnonfiction books for young people on historical subjectsranging from colonial America to the present day.
 
Floyd Cooper (1956–2021) won many prestigious awards for his illustrations, including the 2009 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for The Blacker the Berry, written by Joyce Carol Thomas (Amistad), and three previous Coretta Scott King Honors, a Da Vinci Award, and an NAACP Image Honor. Throughout his over thirty-year career, Floyd illustrated more than ninety books, including Unspeakable by Carol Boston Weatherford (Lerner), Meet Danitra Brown by Nikki Grimes (HarperCollins), Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation by Pat Sherman (Eerdmans), and Mississippi Morning by Ruth Vander Zee (Eerdmans). Floyd lived in Pennsylvania until his death in 2021. Visit his website at floydcooper.com.

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