Day of Tears
by Julius Lester
Publication Date: Mar 20, 2007
List Price: $7.99
Format: Paperback, 192 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Publisher: Disney Publishing Worldwide
Parent Company: The Walt Disney Company
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On March 2 and 3, 1859, the largest auction of slaves in American history took place in Savannah, Georgia. More than 400 slaves were sold. On the first day of the auction, the skies darkened and torrential rain began falling. The rain continued throughout the two days, stopping only when the auction had ended. The simultaneity of the rain storm with the auction led to these two days being called "the weeping time." Master storyteller Julius Lester has taken this footnote of history and created the crowning achievement of his literary career.
- Juvenile Fiction / Historical / United States / 19Th Century
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
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