Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation Black History Children's Book

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Ben and the Emancipation Proclamtion
Black History Children's Book

Be and the Emancipation Proclamation is an African American History children's book that is about a boy named Ben, who is a young slave uses every chance he gets to teach himself to read. Ben practices words that he sees in shope windows and street signs.

After the outbreak of the Civil War breaks Ben's master leaves towntown and Ben finds himself in a slave prison. One night, the prisoners bribe a guard to get their hands on a newspaper, and to the applause of his fellow slaves, Ben reads aloud the momentous news of Mr. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. 

Based on the true story of Benjamin Holmes, Pat Sherman's stirring text and the memorable illustrations of Coretta Scott King medalist Floyd Cooper pay tribute to the power of freedom — and to the power of the written word.

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