Calico Girl

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Product Details
Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publish Date
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781481459815

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About the Author
Jerdine Nolen is the beloved author of many award-winning books, including Big Jabe; Thunder Rose, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book; and Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, all illustrated by Kadir Nelson. She is also the author of Eliza's Freedom Road, illustrated by Shadra Strickland, which was an ALA/YALSA Best Fiction Nominee for Young Adults; Raising Dragons, illustrated by Elise Primavera, which received the Christopher Award; and Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm, illustrated by Mark Buehner, which was made into a movie by the same name. Her other books include Calico Girl, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, and Irene's Wish, illustrated by A.G. Ford, which Kirkus Reviews called "delightful and memorable" in a starred review. Ms. Nolen is an educator and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.
Reviews
*"Nolen's tender story of the Wilcomb family's losses and aspirations will resonate. At once heartbreaking and uplifting, a gentle, lyrical story of a determined black girl's journey toward freedom during the Civil War. " -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review--Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW "12/15/16 "
"Fort Monroe, a Union-controlled outpost in the antebellum South, provides the backdrop for the story of Callie, an enslaved girl. Background notes and a time line at the beginning explore how Union soldiers were able to exploit a legal loophole to save countless lives, while an afterword provides further source material for this pivotal moment in American history." -- Booklist--Booklist "December 15, 2016 "
"Jerdine Nolen's CALICO GIRL waves fabrics of freedom in every forward step of her undaunted heroine's
journey. Nolen's deftly crafted scholarship offers a poignant and hopeful glimpse at the past for today's curious
readers." - Rita Williams-Garcia, Newbery Honor author