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No More!

By Doreen Rappaport
Illustrated by Shane W. Evans

True vignettes and traditional verse, set against starkly powerful images, tell the story of enslaved Africans in America as it has never been told before.

A man who cannot swim leaps off a slave ship into the dark water. A girl defies the law by secretly learning to read and write. A future abolitionist regains his will to live by fighting off his captor with his bare hands: "I will not let you use me like a brute any longer," Frederick Douglass vows. Drawing from authentic accounts, here is a chronology of resistance in all its forms: comical trickster tales about outwitting "Old Marsa"; secret "hush harbors" where Africans instill Christian worship with their own rituals; and spirituals such as "Go Down Moses," whose coded lyrics signal not just hope for deliverance, but an active call to escape. Boldly illustrated with extraordinary oil paintings by award-winning artist Shane W. Evans, and meticulously researched by Doreen Rappaport, this stunning collection — spanning the period from the early days of slavery to the Emancipation Proclamation — is an invaluable resource for teachers, parents, libraries, students, and people everywhere who care about what it means to be free, what it is to be human. Back matter includes important dates, a bibliography, resources for further information, and an index.

  • 'An excellent account of the many ways in which slaves participated in bringing down the greatest evil in our nation's history.' Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

About the author

Doreen Rappaport is the author of numerous books for young readers, including "Freedom River", illustrated by Bryan Collier and winner of a Coretta Scott King Honor Award for Illustration.

About the illustrator

Shane W. Evans is the illustrator of several children s books, including "Osceola", edited by Alan Govenar and winner of a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award and the Orbis Pictus Award for outstanding nonfiction.

ISBN: 9780763628765
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Trade Paperback
Release Date: January 1, 2006
Dimensions: 288 x 242mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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