Days Of Jubilee
by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack
Publication Date: Feb 01, 2003
List Price: $19.99
Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Scholastic Press
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Parent Company: Scholastic Inc.
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The McKissacks introduce young readers to the pivotal events leading up to and including the long awaited and glorious Days of Jubilee.
For two and a half centuries African-American slaves sang about, prayed for, and waited on their long anticipated freedom — a day of Jubilee. But freedom didn’t come for slaves at the same time. DAYS OF JUBILEE chronicles the various stages of U.S. emancipation beginning with those slaves who were freed for their service during the Revolutionary War, to those who were freed by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Using slave narratives, letters, diaries, military orders, and other documents, the McKissacks invite young readers to celebrate coming freedom and the Days of Jubilee.