Day for Rememberin': Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day (Innbundet)

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Floyd Cooper (Illustratør)

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2021
Antall sider: 40
Illustratør: Cooper, Floyd
Forlag: Abrams
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781419736308
Omtale Day for Rememberin': Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day
A moving tribute to the little-known history behind the first
Memorial Day, illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award winner Floyd
Cooper



Today is a special day. Eli knows it's important if he's allowed to miss one second of school, his "hard-earned right."

Inspired by true events and told through the eyes of a young boy, this
is the deeply moving story about what is regarded as the first Memorial
Day on May 1, 1865. Eli dresses up in his best clothes, Mama gathers the
mayflowers, Papa straightens his hat, and together they join the crowds
filling the streets of Charleston, South Carolina, with bouquets,
crosses, and wreaths. Abolitionists, missionaries, teachers, military
officers, and a sea of faces Black, Brown, and White, they march as one
and sing for all those who gave their lives fighting for freedom during
the Civil War.

With poignant prose and celebratory, powerful illustrations, A Day for Rememberin'
shines light on the little-known history of this important holiday and
reminds us never to forget the people who put their lives on the line
for their country. The book is illustrated by award-winning illustrator
Floyd Cooper and includes archival photos in the back matter, as well as
an author's note, bibliography, timeline, and index.

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