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Author Bolden, Tonya, author.
Title Capital days : Michael Shiner's journal and the growth of our nation's capital / Tonya Bolden.
Pub Info New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015.
book jacket
 Brooks(Harwich)-Children  J 975.3 BOL     AVAILABLE
Descript 90 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 x 27 cm
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Audience 1140L Lexile
Summary "Tells the story of Washington, D.C., through the story of an African American man, Michael Shiner, who lived there from approximately 1804 to 1880 and who kept a journal, excerpts of which are interspersed5 throughout the heavily illustrated text"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Maps on lining papers.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 82-83) and index.
Contents "Flames of fire" and "rockets' red glare" -- Hard winters, an apple tree, and freedom on his mind -- An ax, a "snow-storm," lunch baskets, and brickbats -- A "singular mark," a "splendid day," and standing by the Stars and Stripes.
Subject Shiner, Michael, 1805-1880 -- Juvenile literature.
Shiner, Michael, 1805-1880 -- Diaries -- Juvenile literature.
Shiner, Michael, 1805-1880.
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Freed persons -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Slaves -- Maryland -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)
Freed persons.
Washington (D.C.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Washington (D.C.) -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Washington (D.C.) -- Biography.
Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 19th century.
Washington (D.C.) -- Race relations.
ISBN 9781419707339 (hbk.)
1419707337 (hbk.)
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