Item description for A Slave Family / Bobbie Kalman & Amanda Bishop by Bobbie Kalman...
Overview The many struggles slaves faced during the colonial period are explained in this look into the personal relationships and daily activities that were part of the slaves' family life. Using full-color photos and illustrations and engaging text, this title celebrates the slaves' family ties while introducing readers to the system of slavery, roles of family members, and much more.
Publishers Description How did people in 18th century colonial communities make their living? Two beautiful new books feature the valuable jobs performed by women from all walks of life and the members of a slave family in the colonial period. The trials of life as a slave are sensitively portrayed. A Slave Family helps bring to life the many struggles slaves faced during the colonial period, while also celebrating the strength found in family ties. Photos and illustrations accompany clear, engaging text that offers a glimpse into the personal relationships and daily activities that were part of slave family life.
Citations And Professional Reviews A Slave Family / Bobbie Kalman & Amanda Bishop by Bobbie Kalman has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
School Library Journal - 01/01/2004 page 118
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Studio: Crabtree Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.28" Width: 8.8" Height: 0.13" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2002
Publisher Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN 077870792X ISBN13 9780778707929
Availability 0 units.
More About Bobbie Kalman
Bobbie Kalman is the award-winning author of more than 400 non-fiction books. She established herself as a leading author in children’s non-fiction in the 1980’s and 90’s with two acclaimed series about pioneer life, The Early Settler Life Series (15 titles) and The Historic Communities Series (31 titles), both published by Crabtree Publishing. She has created many of Crabtree’s most popular series, which also include The Native Nations of North America Series (19 titles), The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures Series (93 titles), and The Science of Living Things Series (32 titles), among others.
Born in Hungary in 1947, Bobbie and her family escaped to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. A former teacher, Bobbie Kalman taught at both the elementary and secondary levels. She also spent several years working as an educational consultant for several publishing companies. Bobbie holds degrees in English, Psychology, and Education. She is married and has four children and three grandchildren.
Although best known for her non-fiction, Bobbie’s newest book is autobiographical. Released in September, 2006, Refugee Child is the account of Bobbie and her family’s escape from Hungary when she was just nine years old. Written to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution in October of 2006, the book is told from the perspective of a young girl.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Slave Family (Colonial People)?
What ending would you give this story? Oct 21, 2007
Young readers will explore the lives of slave families in the colonies. How slavery effected marriage and offspring, education and work is thoroughly explored in an accurate and lively fashion, inviting readers to question the meaning of what they read. Would it be better to do the hard labor in the fields, or do the work in the plantation owner's house, wearing better clothing and eating better food than the rest of your family?
The book contains a wealth of information allowing history students to make informed decisions in classroom or family discussion.
Lavish illustrations include photographs of costumed interpreters in accurate historical settings. A Slave Family is an essential component to a child's understanding of this challenging and often disturbing era of history.