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My Name Is James Madison Hemings by Jonah Winter

My Name Is James Madison Hemings

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My Name Is James Madison Hemings by Jonah Winter
Hardcover $17.99
Oct 25, 2016 | ISBN 9780385383424

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“This gentle, emotional book is a reminder that many presidents’ biographies have distressing aspects. . . . A simple but historically solid introduction to some of the moral crises slavery presented for our nation.” —The New York Times

“Through a poignant first-person monologue, Winter imagines the peculiar upbring- ing of Virginia slave James Madison Hemings, son of Thomas Jefferson and his enslaved mistress, Sally Hemings.”—Bulletin, starred review

Praise for Jonah Winter’s Lillian’s Right to Vote:

“Moving…. Stirs up a potent mixture of grief, anger, and pride at the history of black people’s fight for access to the ballot box.” —The New York Times

“A much-needed picture book that will enlighten a new generation about battles won and a timely call to uphold these victories in the present.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

“A valuable introduction to and overview of the civil rights movement.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred

“An important book that will give you goose bumps.” —Booklist, Starred

“A powerful historical picture book.” —School Library Journal, Starred


NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies SELECTION 2016

New York Times Notable Book SELECTION 2016

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