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Author Thomas, Joyce Carol.
Title I have heard of a land / by Joyce Carol Thomas ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper.
Pub Info [New York] : Joanna Cotler Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, ©1998.
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book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS 
 Chilmark Juv Collection  J PICTURE THO     AVAILABLE
 Falmouth-Children's Room  J ADVANCED PICTURE Tho     AVAILABLE
 Hyannis Children's Room  J PICTURE Thomas     AVAILABLE
 South Yarmouth-Children's  J PICTURE THO     AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Descript 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
eth African Americans lcdgt
nat Americans lcdgt
Audience NP Lexile
Note "A Trophy picture book."
"Joanna Cotler books."
Summary I have heard of a land Where the imagination has no fences Where what is dreamed one night Is accomplished the next day In the late 1880s, signs went up all around America-- land was free in the Oklahoma territory. And it was free to everyone: Whites, Blacks, men and women alike. All one needed to stake a claim was hope and courage, strength and perseverance. Thousands of pioneers, many of them African-Americans newly freed from slavery, headed west to carve out a new life in the Oklahoma soil. Drawing upon her own family history, National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Thomas has crafted an unforgettable anthem to these brave and determined people from America's past. Richly illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award honoree Floyd Cooper, I Have Heard of a Land is a glorious tribute to the Afrian-American pioneer spirit. National Book Award-winning author Joyce Carol Thomas draws on family history for this lyrical account of America's little-known past. In the late 1880s, thousands of pioneers, many African Americans newly freed from slavery, raced to the Oklahoma Territory. Here all one needed to stake a claim was hope and courage and the determination to journey west. Richly illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award Honor -- recipient Floyd Cooper and complete with an author's endnote, I Have Heard of a Land commemorates the strength of the African-American pioneers. It is a hymn to liberty and unity, an ode to a land where what can be dreamed can be accomplished.
Awards Coretta Scott King Honor, illustrator, 1999, ALA Notable Children's Book, 1999, 00-01 Sequoyah Children's Book Award Masterlist.
Note Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 0.5 28500.
Reading Counts! 4.2 2 Q16021.
Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.2 2 Quiz: 16021.
Subject African Americans -- History -- Juvenile fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Juvenile fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Oklahoma -- History -- Land Rush, 1889 -- Juvenile fiction.
Oklahoma -- History -- Land Rush, 1889 -- Fiction.
Genre Historical fiction.
Fiction.
History.
Juvenile works.
Add Author Cooper, Floyd, illustrator.
ISBN 0060234776
9780060234775
0060234784
9780060234782
0064436179
9780064436175
9780780799639
0780799631
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