So…this is it! My debut multicultural nonfiction picture book, written for the middle grades, called HAMMERING FOR FREEDOM. It is published by Lee and Low, a publisher that reaches out to and publishes talented new authors and illustrators of color.
I found this story while researching my African American pictorial history, AFRICAN AMERICANS OF CHATTANOOGA: A HISTORY OF UNSUNG HEROES. Even though I couldn’t work on the story right away, it was always in my mind. I felt the world needed to hear the story of a man who lived during a time when he wasn’t even considered to be a WHOLE MAN, yet he formulated a plan and stuck to it for years until he freed himself and his entire family. I hope the story touches you like it touched me. Thanks for your support!
Age Range: 7 – 11 years
Grade Level: 1 – 2
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Lee & Low Books (September 4, 2018)
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds