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Young Gabe's is a story of heartache and jubilation. He's a child slave freed after the Civil War. He sets off to reunite himself with his mother who was sold before the war's end. "Come morning, the folks take to the road again, singing songs, telling stories, and dream-talking of the lives they're gonna live in freedom. And I follow, keeping my eyes open for my mama. Days pass into weeks, and one gray evening as Mr. Dark laid down his coat, I see a woman with a yellow scarf 'round her neck as bright as a star. I run up to grab her hand, saying, Mama?" Gabe's odyssey in search of his mother has an epic American quality, and Keith Shepherd's illustrationsinfluenced deeply by the narrative work of Thomas Hart Bentonfervently portray the struggle in Gabe's heroic quest.
Selected as a 2012 Skipping Stones Honor Book and for the 2012 IRA Teacher's Choices Reading List.
A. LaFaye hopes Walking Home to Rosie Lee will honor all those African American families who struggled to reunite at the end of the Civil War and will pay her respects to those who banded together through the long struggle for freedom. She is the author of the Scott O'Dell Award-winning novel Worth and lives in Tennessee with her daughter Adia.
Keith Shepherd is a painter, graphic designer, and educator working out of Kansas City, MO. His painting "Sunday Best" is part of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum's permanent collection. He describes his work as being "motivated by family, religion, history, and music."
Zara Hale escaped Lake Sullivan, Vermont, as a teenager and never planned to return. But a decade later, when her brother Zane is released from prison, she leaves her life as a Mixed Martial Arts champion and heads north, both to support him and to lend her golden-girl status to the opening of a new community center.
Brand-new full colour Early Reader story from DOCTOR WHO scriptwriter and Astrosaurs author, Steve Cole, about Monstar, the green furry monster who will love you to bits... possibly slightly squished bits!
All textile designs start with an idea sketch, which is later put into a repeat. A textile designer knows that the fabric will be silkscreened in a limited number of colors. So a textile sketch usually includes the all-important separations between colors, making it better for coloring than other kinds of sketches. This adult coloring book offers you an insider's glimpse into the archives of a working textile designer, where beauty meets industry and both flourish. Yolanda Fundora has been licensing her designs to the quilting industry for over 20 years. She is also a fine artist, illustrator, quilt designer, and graphic designer. You can see more of her work at www.urbanamishfabrics.com and www.TowardADigitalAesthetic.com.
MathsLinks is an engaging series that delivers the KS3 specification in a manageable, practical format. It offers many flexible ways to achieve learning and skills objectives, including unique electronic support through OxBox technology. (Answers are in the Teacher's Guide).
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