Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Listeners

On this day in 1862, the Emancipation Proclamation was first issued, paving the way for the eventual abolition of slavery in America. Topics like slavery may be difficult for some of us to discuss with our own children today, wondering how to convey such a despicable chapter of our country's history. Gloria Whelan's new book, The Listeners provides an amazing opening for this very conversation.

As a special giveaway, 5MinutesForBooks has 5 copies of The Listeners for their readers: two copies will be given to randomly chosen commenters, and three will be reserved for commenters who are school or public library employees (teachers, administrators, reading specialists, librarians, etc).

Click here to enter
They will announce the winners on September 30.

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