A Day for Rememberin'

A Day for Rememberin'

by Leah Henderson (Author), Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
Excerpt

A moving tribute to the little-known history behind the first Memorial Day, illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award winner Floyd Cooper

Today is a special day. Eli knows it?s important if he?s allowed to miss one second of school, his ?hard-earned right.?
Inspired by true events and told through the eyes of a young boy, this is the deeply moving story about what is regarded as the first Memorial Day on May 1, 1865. Eli dresses up in his best clothes, Mama gathers the mayflowers, Papa straightens his hat, and together they join the crowds filling the streets of Charleston, South Carolina, with bouquets, crosses, and wreaths. Abolitionists, missionaries, teachers, military officers, and a sea of faces Black, Brown, and White, they march as one and sing for all those who gave their lives fighting for freedom during the Civil War.
With poignant prose and celebratory, powerful illustrations, A Day for Rememberin? shines light on the little-known history of this important holiday and reminds us never to forget the people who put their lives on the line for their country. The book is illustrated by award-winning illustrator Floyd Cooper and includes archival photos in the back matter, as well as an author?s note, bibliography, timeline, and index.
 

Protection
DRM Free
Format
EPUB
Publication date
May 11, 2021
Publisher
ISBN
9781683355601
Paper ISBN
9781419736308
File size
44 MB