Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation

Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation

By Pat Sherman; Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780802853196, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 2009

A self-taught young slave astonishes his fellow prisoners by reading aloud the newspaper account of Lincoln's new emancipation proclamation. Based on actual events.

About the Author
Pat Sherman works as a writer, library professional, and writing instructor in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her previous books include The Suns Daughter, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (Clarion), and several nonfiction books for young people on historical subjects ranging from colonial America to the present day.

Award-winning author and illustrator Floyd Cooper is the illustrator of over ninety childrens books. He has received the Coretta Scott King Honor Award three times and the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration in 2009 for The Blacker the Berry. From the Land of Milk and Honey was nominated for a 2013 NAACP IMAGE AWARD for literature, and These Hands was awarded the 2012 Sankei Award in Japan for outstanding illustration. Floyd travels extensively, sharing his talents in schools and conferences across America. He currently resides in Easton, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Velma, and two sons, Dayton and Kai.