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Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom [Paperback]

By Virginia Hamilton (Author), Leo Dillon (Illustrator) & Diane Dillon (Illustrator)
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Item description for Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom by Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon & Diane Dillon...

Recounts the journey of Black slaves to freedom via the underground railroad, an extended group of people who helped fugitive slaves in many ways.

Publishers Description
Unavailable for several years, Virginia Hamilton's award-winning companion to "The People Could Fly" traces the history of slavery in America in the voices and stories of those who lived it. Leo and Diane Dillon's brilliant black-and-white illustrations echo the stories' subtlety and power, making this book as stunning to look at as it is to read.
"There is probably no better way to convey the meaning of the institution of slavery as it existed in the United States to young readers than by using, as a text to share and discuss, "Many Thousand Gone.""
--"The New York Times Book Review"

Citations And Professional Reviews
Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom by Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon & Diane Dillon has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 91
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 53
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 55
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 83
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 67

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.94" Width: 7.96" Height: 0.52"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 12, 1995
Publisher   Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age  8-12
ISBN  0679879366  
ISBN13  9780679879367  

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More About Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon & Diane Dillon

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Virginia Hamilton, storyteller, lecturer, and biographer, was born and raised in Yellow Springs, OH, which is said to be a station on the Underground Railroad. Her grandfather settled in the village after escaping slavery in Virginia. She was educated at Antioch College and Ohio State University and did further study in literature and the novel at the New School for Social Research. Virginia was the first African American woman to win the Newbery Award, for M.C. Higgins the Great. Since then, she has won three Newbery Honors and three Coretta Scott King Awards. In 1992, Virginia was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, which is presented every two years by the International Board on Books for Young People, in recognition of her entire body of work. Virginia writes first for the pleasure of using words and language to evoke characters and their world, and in historical accounts such as Anthony Burns, the lives of real people. Secondly, Hamilton writes to entertain, to inspire in people the desire to read on and on good books made especially for them.

Virginia Hamilton lived in the state of Ohio. Virginia Hamilton was born in 1936 and died in 2002.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
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4Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > United States > General
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10Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Fairy Tales
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Reviews - What do customers think about Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom?

Opression  Apr 1, 2005
The purpose of the book Many Thousand Gone by Virginia Hamilton is to teach others about the many struggles slaves went through and how some people were kind hearted enough to help.

Virginia intended this book for many audiences. She wanted everyone to know about the slavery times.

This book has many stories from the beginning to when slaves were brought over from Africa, to Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and when the Union enlisted black troops.

I would recommend this book to anyone because it is very informative, interesting, and thorough in its descriptions in what slaves went through.
Bethany H
Many Thousand Gone  Mar 25, 2005
I would definently reccomend this book to anyone, especially someone who is interested in learing about slavery like myself! The purpose of this book is to tell where and when slavery began. This book in my opinion is mainly for people who are interested in history; mainly slavery.
Renay G
Afriacn Amercain Slavery  Mar 24, 2005
I would recommend this book because it gives you a bunch of information on African American Slavery. For you people that are interested in Slavery then I would recomend you to go and check out this book. You learn when and where the events of American Slavery took place. In the book it gives you a bunch of people and they tell you there opions and what they think about the slavery, and they also have paople that have had an experience or family in the slavery.
*#*MaNy ThOuSaNd GoNe*#*  Mar 21, 2005
Audience: anyone who is interested in slaves/slavery

Purpose: to inform you about different slaves

Summary: This is an informative bool about slaves.It starts in 1619 and goes through 1863 talking about slaves and what happened to them. (note: in chronological order)It gives several stories about different slaves. It tells what happened to them, if they died, if they escaped/captured, if they have families. It also tells a little about war and other historic events.

Ashley M.
Many Thousand Gone  Apr 11, 2000
An excellent collection of stories of early African Americans, Many Thousand Gone begins with the first slaves arriving in the United States in 1619 and goes through the close of the Civil War and the end of slavery. Each chapter relates an easy to read account of people who represent the events surrounding slavery, particularly during the 1800s. Accounts of escapes along the Underground Railroad are included as well as the stories of individuals who played a significant part of black history. These include Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, Soujourner Truth, and many others. All in all, this book was a joy to read and very informative.

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