Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free: The True Story of the Grandmother of Juneteenth

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Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Tommy Nelson
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
9.2 X 11.3 X 0.5 inches | 1.08 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781400231256

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About the Author

Alice Faye Duncan has written over a dozen books for children, including Evicted! (Calkins Creek), A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks (Sterling), and Martin, Memphis, and the Mountaintop (Calkins Creek). Among other honors, Alice's books have been nominated for two NAACP Image Awards and have been named to several best books of the year lists. Alice lives in Memphis, Tennessee, where she often writes about her home state's people and history. She grew up listening to blues music on the local radio station, and her favorite artists are Koko Taylor, Howlin' Wolf, and John Lee Hooker. Follow Alice on Instagram @alicefayewrites or visit her website at alicefayeduncan.com.

Keturah A. Bobo is an artist and New York Times bestselling illustrator known for creating vibrant images that are relatable and distinguishable. She is passionate about creating art that inspires, uplifts, and advocates for her community. Keturah has received notable praises for her colorful illustrative style that brings the story to life and resonates with the viewer. She graduated with a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design and lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her family of entrepreneurs. Visit Keturah online at www.keturahariel.com.

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Entertaining, informative, inspiring, beautifully illustrated and thoroughly 'kid friendly' in presentation, 'Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free' is unequivocally and unreservedly recommended as a high priority addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library Black History, American Biography, and Holiday Themed picture book collections.--Midwest Book Review