The Glory Field

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Scholastic, 1994 - African Americans - 375 pages
17 Reviews
Newbery Honor-winning author Walter Dean Myers' landmark novel is a moving and redemptive look at five generations of one African-American family. In the tradition of Alex Haley's Roots, this memorable saga traces the Lewis family from Africa to slavery in America through contemporary generations. The Glory Field is a powerful epic from a master storyteller. Young Adults.

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User Review  - Maddie - Goodreads

many people didn't like this book but I for one really enjoyed it. I had to read it in class, but I suppose it's my love for history that caused me to read ahead often. I thought it was a great book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brandon Glidden - Goodreads

The Glory Field was an okay book. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. It got a little bit hard for me to understand when it kept on changing characters and time periods. It did say when it changed time peroids though Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Walter Dean Myers was born on August 12, 1937 in Martinsberg, West Virginia. When he was three years old, his mother died and his father sent him to live with Herbert and Florence Dean in Harlem, New York. He began writing stories while in his teens. He dropped out of high school and enlisted in the Army at the age of 17. After completing his army service, he took a construction job and continued to write. He entered and won a 1969 contest sponsored by the Council on Interracial Books for Children, which led to the publication of his first book, Where Does the Day Go? During his lifetime, he wrote more than 100 fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults. His works include Fallen Angels, Bad Boy, Darius and Twig, Scorpions, Lockdown, Sunrise Over Fallujah, Invasion, Juba!, and On a Clear Day. He also collaborated with his son Christopher, an artist, on a number of picture books for young readers including We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart and Harlem, which received a Caldecott Honor Award, as well as the teen novel Autobiography of My Dead Brother. He was the winner of the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award for Monster, the first recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. He also won the Coretta Scott King Award for African American authors five times. He died on July 1, 2014, following a brief illness, at the age of 76.

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