The Bell Rang
The Bell Rang
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The Bell Rang

Written and illustrated by James E. Ransome
Published by Atheneum Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
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A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019 A young slave girl witnesses the heartbreak and hopefulness of her family and their plantation community when her brother escapes for freedom in this brilliantly conceived picture book by Coretta Scott King Award winner James E. Ransome. Every single morning, the overseer of the plantation rings the bell. Daddy gathers wood. Mama cooks. Ben and the other slaves go out to work. Each day is the same. Full of grueling work and sweltering heat. Every day, except one, when the bell rings and Ben is nowhere to be found. Because Ben ran. Yet, despite their fear and sadness, his family remains hopeful that maybe, just maybe, he made it North. That he is free. An ode to hope and a powerful tribute to the courage of those who ran for freedom, The Bell Rang is a stunning reminder that our past can never be forgotten.

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Book Details

ISBN
9781442421134
Publication Date
January 15, 2019
Text Details
The text for this book was set in Archer
Illustration Details
The illustrations for this book were rendered in acrylics.
Page Count
40
Word Count
507
Reading Age
4 - 8 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2018020589
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
1040083456
ASIN/ISBN 10
1442421134
ATOS® Book Level
1.8
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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