Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation

Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation

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Young Benjamin Holmes, a slave in Charleston who has taught himself to read, reads Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation to his fellow slaves in prison.

A self-taught young slave astonishes his fellow prisoners by reading aloud the newspaper account of Lincoln’s new emancipation proclamation. Based on actual events.

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Follows the story of Ben, a young boy born into slavery, and his quest to learn how to read despite it being illegal, his efforts coming to fruition when he reads the Emancipation Proclamation aloud to fellow slaves.

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2010.
ISBN: 9780802853196
Branch Call Number: jB Holmes, B. C. SHE
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Cooper, Floyd - Illustrator


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Based on a true event, this is the story a young boy born into slavery who sets his sights on reading even though it is illegal and he uses his skill to read the Emancipation Proclamation aloud to other slaves.

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