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The listeners
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Published:
Chelsea, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, c2009.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: LG - BL: 3.6 - AR Pts: 0.5
Status:
Cole Elementary - Everyone
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Jere Baxter Middle - Teen Everyone
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Description
Ella May lives on a plantation but she doesn'tlive in the great house. She is a slave.It's dark in the morning when Ella May heads to the fieldsto pick cotton. And it's sunset when she comes home. Buther day isn't done, not yet.Ella May still has important work to do. She's got to listen.Each night Ella May and her friends secretly listen outsidethe windows of their master's house. The children listenin the hopes of gleaning information about their fates andthose of their loved ones. Who will be sold? Who will stay?The lives of slaves depended on the inclinations of theirowners. They had no control over their daily lives orfutures. But they could dream.And when the promise of freedom appears on the horizon,the children are the first to hear it.Gloria Whelan's other titles in the Tales of Young Americans series includeFriend on Freedom River (Jefferson Cup honor book) and MackinacBridge: The Story of the Five-Mile Poem (2007 Michigan Notable Book).Ms. Whelan lives in Michigan.Mike Benny's illustrations have appeared in Time, GQ, and The NewYorker magazines. His awards include three gold and two silver medalsfrom the Society of Illustrators. He also illustrated America's White Table.Mike lives in Austin, Texas.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781585364190, 1585364193
Reading Level:
LG
Level 3.6, 0.5 Points

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Description
After a day of picking cotton in late 1860, Ella May, a young slave, joins her friends Bobby and Sue at their second job of listening outside the windows of their master's house for useful information.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Whelan, G., & Benny, M. (2009). The listeners. Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Whelan, Gloria and Mike Benny. 2009. The Listeners. Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Whelan, Gloria and Mike Benny, The Listeners. Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Whelan, Gloria., and Mike Benny. The Listeners. Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, 2009. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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