Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty

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Harry N. Abrams, Jan 1, 2013 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
22 Reviews
Published on the anniversary of when President Abraham Lincoln’s order went into effect, this book offers readers a unique look at the events that led to the Emancipation Proclamation. Filled with little-known facts and fascinating details, it includes excerpts from historical sources, archival images, and new research that debunks myths about the Emancipation Proclamation and its causes. Complete with a timeline, glossary, and bibliography, Emancipation Proclamation is an engrossing new historical resource from award-winning children’s book author Tonya Bolden.

Praise for Emancipation Proclamation:
"A convincing, handsomely produced argument..."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Bolden makes excellent use of primary sources; the pages are filled with archival photos, engravings, letters, posters, maps, newspaper articles, and other period documents. Detailed captions and a glossary interpret them for today’s readers."
School Library Journal, starred review

"The language soars, powerfully communicating not just the facts about the Emancipation Proclamation but its meaning for those who cared most passionately."
Booklist, starred review

"Bolden tackles these questions in a richly illustrated overview of the lead-up to the Proclamation, organizing and reiterating information already familiar to many middle-schoolers, while introducing material that will probably be eye-opening to students who have taken their textbook’s version of history at face value."
The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review

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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

It's always a pleasure to read a history a book by Tonya Bolden because her fascination and passion for her subjects are so evident. Using a personal voice that infuses her narrative with vividness ... Read full review

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User Review  - Will Robinson Jr. - Goodreads

An insightful look at the historical build up to President Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. I find history to be very exciting but it can be difficult to get the youth excited about ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Tonya Bolden has written numerous award-winning books for kids, including Tell All the Children Our Story, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and Maritcha, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and winner of a James Madison Book Award. She lives in New York City.

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