By Carole Boston Weatherford,R. Gregory Christie
Mondays, there have been hogs to slop,
mules to coach, and logs to chop.
Slavery was once no methods fair.
Six extra days to Congo Square.
As slaves relentlessly toiled in an unjust method in nineteenth century Louisiana, all of them counted down the times until eventually Sunday, while no less than for part an afternoon they have been in brief in a position to congregate in Congo sq. in New Orleans. right here they have been loose to establish an open industry, sing, dance, and play tune. They have been loose to disregard their cares, their struggles, and their oppression. This tale chronicles slaves' tasks every day, from reducing logs on Mondays to baking bread on Wednesdays to plucking hens on Saturday, and builds to the liberty of Sundays and the unique event of a day spent in Congo sq.. This booklet comprises audio from the writer, Carole Boston Weatherford, besides as from Freddi Williams Evans (freddievans.com), a historian and Congo sq. specialist, who wrote the foreword. additionally incorporated is a glossary of phrases with pronunciations and definitions.
2017 Caldecott Honor winner
2017 Coretta Scott King Honor winner for illustration
A New York Times Best Illustrated ebook of 2016
A Kirkus Reviews Best e-book of 2016
A School Library Journal Best ebook of 2016: Nonfiction
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