January's Sparrow
January's Sparrow
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January's Sparrow

Written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco
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6 - 12
Reading age
96
Page count
77
Words per page
760L
Lexile measure
Oct 29, 2009
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Patricia Polacco’s most powerful book since Pink and Say. In the middle of the night, The Crosswhites?including young Sadie?must flee the Kentucky plantation they work on. Dear January has been beaten and killed by the plantation master, and they fear who may be next. But Sadie must leave behind her most valuable possession, the wooden sparrow carved for her by January. Through the Underground Railroad, the Crosswhites make the slow and arduous journey to Marshall, Michigan, where they finally live in freedom. And there they stay, happily, until the day a mysterious package shows up on their doorsteps. It is January’s sparrow, with a note that reads, ?I found you.? How the Crosswhites, and the whole town of Marshall, face this threat will leave readers empowered and enthralled. This is a Polacco adventure that will live in the minds of children for years.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780399250774
    Publication Date
    October 29, 2009
    Publisher
    Philomel Books
    Page Count
    96
    Words Per Page
    76.79166666666667
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    6 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2008052726
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    289095916
    Lexile® Level
    760L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~R
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.4
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    1
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    133241
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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