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Day of Tears – tekijä: Julius Lester
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Day of Tears (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 2005; vuoden 2007 painos)

– tekijä: Julius Lester

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Emma has taken care of the Butler children since Sarah and Frances's mother, Fanny, left. Emma wants to raise the girls to have good hearts, as a rift over slavery has ripped the Butler household apart. Now, to pay off debts, Pierce Butler wants to cash in his slave "assets", possibly including Emma.… (lisätietoja)
Jäsen:RosanaSantana
Teoksen nimi:Day of Tears
Kirjailijat:Julius Lester
Info:Hyperion Book CH (2007), Paperback, 192 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto
Arvio (tähdet):**
Avainsanoja:LIS 722, YA, historical fiction, dialogue, slavery

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While this book focuses mainly on one or two characters, it tells the point of view of people from before and after the Civil War. The characters vary greatly from those who are white and are for slavery to those who are against slavery. There are also blacks who are for slavery and blacks who are against it. It was a very sad story to read and to know that it is based on a true event of the largest slave auction in history makes it that much more horrific. I would definitely suggest this book to anyone who might be looking for a book to cast more perspective on the happenings surrounding the Civil War.

This would be a great book for teachers to incorporate into their lessons. It's a very quick read (I finished it in a matter of several hours) and for English or Social Studies/History teachers to incorporate this into their teaching would be very beneficial for students because of the wide variety of view points (sorry that was me getting onto my teaching pedestal).

Anyway, I thought this book was VERY good and would highly suggest it to anyone! ( )
  courty4189 | Mar 24, 2021 |
Perhaps not the wisest choice emotionally to listen to on the day of armed insurrection at the US Capitol, but this was a very good "novel in dialogue." It's a selection from the Level 5 Build Your Library booklist and a little intense for my 11-year-old. We had to have a few conversations and will probably have a few more in the future to process a lot of this fictionalized story about the largest slave sale in US history. ( )
  ImperfectCJ | Jan 6, 2021 |
This is an incredible book based around the largest slave auction in United States history, known as "the Weeping Time." While it does touch on the life of the actual plantation owner who sold his slaves during that auction, the majority of the novel (though it is written more like a screen-play) is based on a fictitious family of slaves that is split by the auction. The story follows what happens to them, as well as some of what happens to the plantation owner's actual daughters (though their stories are also fictitious). It is a fast-paced read with many moments of heartbreak and sadness, as well as moments of triumph. This would be a good read for students who are old enough--and mature enough--to handle some strong racist language, and it would be a great starting point for discussing the horrors of slavery and what it did to families forced to live within the system. I highly recommend it. ( )
  mikeknoth | Jul 14, 2017 |
This is a compact book with a solid emotional punch. This book would make an excellent middle school studies book. Inspired by one of the largest slave auctions in American history is provides not only a fine glimpse into a terrible time in our history but an understanding that (despite the cover) relationships were not black and white. ( )
  RalphLagana | Jan 23, 2016 |
Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 138) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
During two rainy days in early March, 1859, the largest auction of slaves in America was held in Savannah, Georgia. Pierce Butler, a grandson of a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the former husband of English actress and abolitionist Fanny Kremble, sold more than 400 slaves to pay his gambling debts. Against the backdrop of the so-called “Weeping Time,” award-winning author Julius Lester has woven different first-person voices--told in flashback and flash forward scenes--into a moving, generational tale. The main story line is that of Emma, the slave girl who takes care of Butler’s children until he breaks a promise and sells her at the auction. Neither quite poetry nor a play, the book gives the voices of each character life and brings the reader closer to understanding, on an individual basis, the legacy of slavery and its impact on whites and blacks alike. The author is the Newbery Honor Book award winner for To Be a Slave. 2005, Jump at the Sun/Hyperion, $15.99. Ages 9 to 13.
lisäsi kthomp25 | muokkaaChildren's Literature, Valerie O. Patterson
 
On a day when rain came down "hard as sorrow," George Weems sets out to sell more slaves at one time than anyone ever had. Pierce Butler must sell off hundreds of slaves to cover gambling debts and 12-year-old Emma is one of his victims. Named after Lester's grandmother, whose mother was a slave, Emma is part of a large cast of characters-slaves, owners, businessmen and abolitionists-who tell their own stories, in their own voices. Interludes occasionally have characters return in old age to reflect on their lives since the auction, a brilliant technique that demonstrates, in some characters, the persistence of racist belief. Other, good-hearted, characters, white and black, act towards each other with respect and dignity and affirm the possibilities of conscience and common humanity even in the worst of times. This important novel, based on an actual slave auction in 1859, begs to be performed, though teachers and performers may be hesitant to utter the racist language of the day.
lisäsi kthomp25 | muokkaaKirkus
 
Nearly 200 years ago it rained for two days, merging God's tears with those of over 400 slaves auctioned in Georgia, separated from loved ones forever. In 13 chapters and 14 interludes, Lester shares their stories, beginning with Emma, the central character, who is sold unexpectedly, though she later escapes and eventually finds freedom in Canada. Other characters reveal how the auction changed their lives as well. The ambitious slave-seller loses his voice during the auction, ruining his career. Jeffrey's master is unable to buy his lover Dorcas, but he remains faithful to her and is crushed after the Civil War when he learns she is married to someone else. Emma shares the story of the day of tears with her granddaughter, who is doing a report on American slavery. She emphasizes the goodness of white abolitionists and others like her slave owner's daughter, for whom her own daughter was named. While it has become fashionable to tell slave stories from multiple perspectives, acknowledging that the institution devastated blacks and whites, leaving us all with a mixture of feelings, including guilt, this perspective seems contrived at times. The familiar types are all present: the loyal slave, the benevolent master/mistress, the devoted mammy figure, and the subversive slave. Yet, this book does what history texts are not designed to do: it humanizes the people involved as a Georgia plantation owner made history, having orchestrated the largest slave auction to ever take place. The final note from the author is especially important as it shares bibliographical sources used to create this novel, which reads more like a play. Many of the characters are based on real people and both the plot and subplots are influenced by real events that will capture the attention of young readers.
lisäsi kthomp25 | muokkaaKliatt, KaaVonia Hinton
 
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History is not only an accounting of what happened when and where. It includes also the emotional biographies of those on whom history imposed itself with a cruelty that we can only dimly imagine. This book is another in my attempts to make real those who did not have the opportunity to tell their stories for themselves. --- Julius Lester [p. 176, last words of Author's Note]
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Emma has taken care of the Butler children since Sarah and Frances's mother, Fanny, left. Emma wants to raise the girls to have good hearts, as a rift over slavery has ripped the Butler household apart. Now, to pay off debts, Pierce Butler wants to cash in his slave "assets", possibly including Emma.

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