Freedom Over Me

Eleven Slaves, Their Lives, and Dreams Brought to Life
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Product Number: C04744
Released: Apr 05, 2017
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ISBN: #9781501956652
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Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, Ashley Bryan offers a moving and powerful picture book that contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away. Imagine being looked up and down and being valued as less than chair. Less than an ox. Less than a dress. Maybe about the same as a lantern. You, an object. An object to sell. In his gentle yet deeply powerful way, Ashley Bryan goes to the heart of how a slave is given a monetary value by the slave owner, tempering this with the one thing that CAN'T be bought or sold--dreams. Inspired by the actual will of a plantation owner that lists the worth of each and every one of his workers, Bryan has created collages around that document, and others like it. Through fierce paintings and expansive poetry he imagines and interprets each person's life on the plantation, as well as the life their owner knew nothing about--their dreams and pride in knowing that they were worth far more than an Overseer or Madam ever would guess. Visually epic, and never before done, this stunning picture book is unlike anything you've seen.(from the print edition)

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Freedom Over Me
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Author(s): Ashley Bryan
Product Number Z13182
Released: Apr 01, 2017
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ISBN: #9781501956799
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Class Set
Author(s): Ashley Bryan
Product Number 3M1038
Released: Apr 08, 2017
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ISBN: #9781501960970
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Ashley Bryan
Product Number 3E1007
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ISBN: #9781501960987
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Ashley Bryan
Product Number 3G0965
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ISBN: #9781501960994
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Ashley Bryan
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ISBN: #9781501961007
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Ashley Bryan
Product Number 161178
Released: Sep 13, 2016
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Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: #9781481456906

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