The Glory Field

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Scholastic Inc., 1994 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 375 pages
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An exciting, eye-catching repackage of acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers' bestselling paperbacks, to coincide with the publication of SUNRISE OVER FALLUJA in hardcover.

"Those shackles didn't rob us of being black, son, they robbed us of being human."

This is the story of one family. A family whose history saw its first ancestor captured, shackled, and brought to this country from Africa. A family who can still see remnants of the shackles that held some of its members captive -- even today. It is a story of pride, determination, struggle, and love. And of the piece of the land that holds them together throughout it all.
 

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This powerful novel tells the story of the Lewis family through six generations. It begins with Muhammad Bilal's journey from Africa in the belly of a slave ship, then progresses through stories set ... Read full review

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This book follows the Lewis family through many generations. Beginning with Muhammad Bilal, who was captured and brought to America on a slave ship, to family members who now live in Harlem in 1994 ... Read full review

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MARCH 1864 LIVE OAKS PLANTATION CURRY ISLAND SOUTH CAROLINA
9
APRIL 1900 CURRY ISLAND SOUTH CAROLINA
71
MAY 1930 CHICAGO ILLINOIS
139
JANUARY 1964 JOHNSON CITY SOUTH CAROLINA
209
AUGUST 1994 HARLEM NEW YORK
291
EPILOGUE
369
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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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