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I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems Of American Slavery

ISBN-10: 0802853862
ISBN-13: 9780802853868
Author: Grady, Cynthia
Illustrated by: Wood, Michelle
Interest Level: 5-12
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

Publication Date: January 2012

Copyright: 2012

Page Count: 34

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Grades 5-12

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Guided Reading:
Lexile: 990L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.3
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
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A volume of evocative and moving poems considers the experiences of slaves in a variety of circumstances including a house slave, a mother who loses her daughter on the auction block and a slave fleeing through the Underground Railroad, in a collection featuring illustrations by the American Book Award- and Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist of I See the Rhythm.
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