I Have Heard of a Land
I have heard of a land
In the late 1880s, signs went up all around America - land was free in the Oklahoma territory. And it was free to everyone: Whites, Blacks, men and women alike. All one needed to stake a claim was hope and courage, strength and perseverance. Thousands of pioneers, many of them African-Americans newly freed from slavery, headed west to carve out a new life in the Oklahoma soil.
Drawing upon her own family history, National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Thomas has crafted an unforgettable anthem to these brave and determned people from America's past. Richly illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award honoree Floyd Cooper, I Have Heard of a Land is a glorious tribute to the Afrian-American pioneer spirit.
00-01 Sequoyah Children's Book Award Masterlist
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - matthewbloome - LibraryThing
This was a truly wonderful book about one women's quest to stake her claim for land in Oklahoma, about her belief that land in the west would grant her the sort of life she knew that she deserved. It ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kris0812 - LibraryThing
This poem book speaks of freedom and a fresh beginning for newly freed slaves escaping the south. In Oklahoma women could own land in their name. During the land rush, a person claimed land for free ... Read full review