Working Cotton

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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This child's view of the long day's work in the cotton fields, simply expressed in a poet's resonant language, is a fresh and stirring look at migrant family life. "With its restrained poetic text and impressionist paintings, this is a picture book for older readers, too."--Booklist

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My favorite part about this book is the language. The language used is African American Vernacular English, a dialect of Standard English. Teaching in the Baltimore Area, where there is a prominent ... Read full review

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In my opinion, the book, “Working Cotton” is a fantastic historical fiction book that tells children about what it was like to be a slave in the United States. I like this book for three reasons: the ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Williams is the award-winning author of numerous poetry collections, plays, and short stories. She is a professor of Literature at the University of California at San Diego.

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