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Let my people go : Bible stories told by a freeman of color to his daughter, Charlotte, in Charleston, South Carolina, 1806-16 / by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack ; illustrated by James E. Ransome.

Author/Creator:
McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
[New York] : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [©1998].
Format/Description:
Book
vii, [3], 134 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Subjects:
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans.
Slavery -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Bible stories -- O.T.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Childrens subjects:
African Americans -- Fiction.
Slavery -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Bible stories -- Old Testament.
Local subjects:
Bible stories -- O.T.
Slavery -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Fiction.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York (City)
Summary:
The daughter of a free black man who worked as a blacksmith in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1800s recalls the stories from the Bible that her father shared with her, relating them to the experiences of African Americans.
Contents:
Something wonderful out of nothing (The Creation)
Making choices (The fall of Cain and Abel)
The big water (Noah and the flood)
A love worth waiting for (Jacob and Rachel)
How can you forgive? (The story of Joseph)
God will not hold with wrong (Moses and the Exodus)
Your God is my god (Ruth and Naomi)
To slay a giant (David and Goliath)
What do you pray for? (The wisdom of Solomon)
No greater love (Queen Esther)
A change of heart (The story of Jonah)
By faith (Daniel the prophet)
Chain of faith, hope and love (The Book of Proverbs).
Notes:
"An Anne Schwartz book."
"Book design by Edward Miller and Ann Bobco."
"The text of this book is set in Centaur."
"The illustrations are rendered in oil paint."
"First Edition."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-134).
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy: dustjacket retained.
Banks Collection copy has "Guaranteed Reinforced Binding".
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1998
Contributor:
McKissack, Fredrick, author.
Ransome, James, illustrator.
Bobco, Ann, designer.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Children's Books (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0689808569 :
9780689808562
OCLC:
36865694
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