Bibliographic information: Weatherford, C. B., & Christie, R. G. (2016). Freedom in Congo Square. NY, NY: Little Bee Books.

Annotation: This book is about slaves on the plantation. They work hard all week at all the chores that need to be done. On Sundays they have a day off to rest so that the plantation owner can host his guests. They slaves meet in Congo Square to celebrate and get their one day of freedom, far away from the plantation.

 Genre: nonfiction

Grade Level: 2-4

Readers who will like this book: People learning about plantation and slaves, people interested in Congo Square, and people studying African Americans.

Personal Response and Rating: 5/5. I give this book a 4.5/5. I liked it, and it was simple so that kids could easily understand a difficult topic. I do wish that it were just a bit more detailed though.

Text Dependent Question: Why did the slaves go to Congo Square? Where were the plantation owners while the slaves were here?

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