January's Sparrow Patricia Polacco

January's Sparrow

Author: Patricia Polacco
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Book Title
January's Sparrow
Author
Patricia Polacco
ISBN
9780399250774
Patricia Polacco's most powerful book since Pink and Say. In the middle of the night, The Crosswhites?including young Sadie?must flee the Kentucky plantation they work on. Dear January has been beaten and killed by the plantation master, and they fear who may be next. But Sadie must leave behind her most valuable possession, the wooden sparrow carved for her by January. Through the Underground Railroad, the Crosswhites make the slow and arduous journey to Marshall, Michigan, where they finally live in freedom. And there they stay, happily, until the day a mysterious package shows up on their doorsteps. It is January's sparrow, with a note that reads, ?I found you.? How the Crosswhites, and the whole town of Marshall, face this threat will leave readers empowered and enthralled. This is a Polacco adventure that will live in the minds of children for years. Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Patricia PolaccoPublisher: Philomel BooksPublished: 10/29/2009ISBN: 9780399250774Pages: 96Weight: 1.75lbsSize: 11.00h x 10.10w x 0.60dAward: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - NomineeAward: Charlotte Award - NomineeAward: Michigan Notable Books - WinnerAward: Sequoyah Book Awards - NomineeReview Citations: Kirkus Review - Children 09/01/2009School Library Journal 09/01/2009 pg. 171Publishers Weekly 09/28/2009 pg. 64Booklist 10/15/2009 pg. 52Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2009 pg. 659Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2010Multicultural Review 08/01/2010 pg. 71Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2010 - Superior,Well Above AverageAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 133241 / January's SparrowReading Level: 4.4 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 1

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