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Ellen Levine (1) (1939–2012)

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Ellen Levine was born in New York City on March 9, 1939. She received a master's degree in political science from the University of Chicago and a law degree from New York University School of Law. She was an attorney for a public-interest law group, a documentary filmmaker, and taught courses in vis mere writing for children and young adults in Vermont College's MFA program. She wrote numerous books for children and young adults during her lifetime including Darkness Over Denmark, I Hate English, Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Stories, Rachel Carson: A Twentieth-Century Life, and Henry's Freedom Box. She died from lung cancer on May 26, 2012 at the age of 73. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Værker af Ellen Levine

Henry's Freedom Box (2007) 3,870 eksemplarer
If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon (1986) 2,108 eksemplarer
If You Lived with the Iroquois (1999) 1,055 eksemplarer
I Hate English! (A Blue Ribbon Book) (1989) 966 eksemplarer
The Tree That Would Not Die (1995) 201 eksemplarer
Radical Feminism (1973) 99 eksemplarer

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A book about slavery and the Underground Railroad. A young boy named Henry, doesn't know how old he is, as no one keeps records on slaves. All Henry wants is his freedom and to have a birthday. He dreams about places far away. Henry is torn away from his family and is a warehouse worker. Later, he discovers that his family is sold at the slave market. Henry has an idea as he is lifting crates at the warehouse. Henry is a brave and smart and ends up mailing himself to the North.
satnightfevre | 503 andre anmeldelser | Feb 16, 2024 |
When I read this to a group of 2nd graders I almost stopped in the middle because a couple of them looked like they were going to cry. But we got through it.
LibrarianDest | 503 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |
There aren't a lot of books for kids about the Red Scare, which is probably because it's sort of difficult to understand. Heck, I consider myself reasonably well educated and I learned a few things from this book, most interestingly that McCarthyism was probably as much about stopping the Civil Rights movement as stopping so-called communists.
LibrarianDest | Jan 3, 2024 |
Its tone connected to slavery is spot on for the age - enough to know it was heartbreaking, but nothing graphic.
sloth852 | 503 andre anmeldelser | Jan 2, 2024 |



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