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The Resource Hammering for freedom : the William Lewis story, Rita Lorraine Hubbard ; illustrated by John Holyfield

Hammering for freedom : the William Lewis story, Rita Lorraine Hubbard ; illustrated by John Holyfield

Label
Hammering for freedom : the William Lewis story
Title
Hammering for freedom
Title remainder
the William Lewis story
Statement of responsibility
Rita Lorraine Hubbard ; illustrated by John Holyfield
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The inspirational story of William "Bill" Lewis, a hardworking blacksmith who slowly saved his money to free his family--Publisher-provided summary
  • Born into slavery in Tennessee, William "Bill" Lewis watched his family work long, grueling days in the fields. He wished there was something he could do to break them out of the bondage of slavery. After learning the blacksmith trade, Bill earned so much fixing old tools and forging new ones that he was allowed to keep a little money for himself. With just a few coins in his pocket, Bill set a daring plan in motion: He was determined to buy his family's freedom. Winner of Lee & Low's New Voices Award, Hammering for Freedom: The William Lews Story tells the true story of one man's skill, hard work, and resolve to help his family live as free men and women. -- From dust jacket
Awards note
  • New Voices Award Winner
  • American Library Association Notable Children's Book, 2019.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hubbard, Rita L
Dewey number
  • 682.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
870L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
LC call number
F444.C453
LC item number
L494 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
4.6
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Holyfield, John
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lewis, William
  • Freedmen
  • Blacksmiths
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Chattanooga (Tenn.)
  • Chattanooga (Tenn.)
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
  • African Americans
  • Blacksmiths
  • Freedmen
  • Tennessee
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Hammering for freedom : the William Lewis story, Rita Lorraine Hubbard ; illustrated by John Holyfield
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1010544354
Dimensions
23 x 28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781600609695
Lccn
2017053440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1010544354
Label
Hammering for freedom : the William Lewis story, Rita Lorraine Hubbard ; illustrated by John Holyfield
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1010544354
Dimensions
23 x 28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781600609695
Lccn
2017053440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1010544354

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