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Hope's Gift

By Kelly Starling Lyons

A poignant story celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

 

It’s 1862 and the Civil War has turned out to be a long, deadly conflict. Hope’s father can’t stand the waiting a minute longer and decides to join the Union army to fight for freedom. He slips away one tearful night, leaving Hope, who knows she may never see her father again, with only a conch shell for comfort. Its sound, Papa says, echoes the promised song of freedom. It’s a long wait for freedom and on the nights when the cannons roar, Papa seems farther away than ever. But then Lincoln finally does it: on January 1, 1863, he issues the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves, and a joyful Hope finally spies the outline of a familiar man standing on the horizon.

 

Affectingly written and gorgeously illustrated, Hope’s Gift captures a significant moment in American history with deep emotion and a lot of charm.

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ISBN

0399160019


Format: Book
Author: Lyons, Kelly Starling
Summary: A runaway slave during the Civil War, Hope's father returns after the Emancipation Proclamation as a member of the U.S. Colored Troops.
Title: Hope's gift / Kelly Starling Lyons ; illustrated by Don Tate.
Publisher Date: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2012.
Subject: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Juvenile fiction. African Americans -- Juvenile fiction Slavery -- Juvenile fiction Emancipation Proclamation -- Juvenile fiction. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Juvenile fiction
Isbn: 0399160019 9780399160011
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 8
Call Number: P Lyons
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Bib Id: 440612

Format: Book
Author: Lyons, Kelly Starling
Summary: A runaway slave during the Civil War, Hope's father returns after the Emancipation Proclamation as a member of the U.S. Colored Troops.
Title: Hope's gift / Kelly Starling Lyons ; illustrated by Don Tate.
Publisher, Date: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2012.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Subjects: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: African Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Slavery -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Emancipation Proclamation -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Juvenile fiction
Other Author: Tate, Don ill.
LCCN: 2012014587
ISBN: 0399160019
ISBN: 9780399160011
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 8
Call Number: P Lyons