In the time of the drums

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Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for children, Mar 15, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Mentu, an American-born slave boy, watches his beloved grandmother, Twi, lead the insurrection at Teakettle Creek of Ibo people arriving from Africa on a slave ship.

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Genre: Folklore This story has been passed down by word of mouth for a long time, but has been translated by Kim who had a grandmother that told her the story as a child. It is about a boy named Mentu ... Read full review

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This book was very well written and was a book about an American born slave boy. This book is about a journey part of his life.

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Kim Siegelson, a native of Georgia, was the first recipient of the Center for Multicultural Children's Literature Writing Award. Her most recent books won the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration and In the Time of the Drums was also selected as a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best of 1999. Additionally, Ms. Siegelson is the author of the new children's book, Honey Bea, due in Fall 2003.

Brian Pinkney, author and illustrator, was born August 28, 1961. He has received the Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations, three Coretta Scott King Honor Awards, and in 1997, he won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for his book, The Adventures of Sparrowboy. He has also won two Caldecott Honor awards for his illustrations with the books: The Faithful Friend, by Robert D. San Souci, and Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Pinkney primarily uses the scratchboard illustrative technique with most of his books. Pinkney lives with his wife, Andrea, and their children in Brooklyn, New York.

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