PICTURE BOOKS
Lyons, Kelly Starling

Hope's Gift

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Don Tate. Before fleeing the plantation, Hope's father tells her that the sound of freedom is found in the conch shell he gives her; listening to it keeps Hope optimistic until Papa comes to rescue them as a Union soldier years later. Colored-pencil and gouache illustrations expertly display emotion on characters' faces. An author's note explains the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment.

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