Freedom in Congo Square

By WEATHERFORD, Carole Boston

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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2016  |  Best Books 2016

Gr 1–3—Couplets count down the days of the week and detail the daily labor duties of those who were enslaved in New Orleans—all leading up to Sunday, the day of rest and an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2016

In historic Louisiana, enslaved Africans were provided a half-day of rest each Sunday, and in New Orleans their official and legal gathering place was Congo Square. With two spare couplets for each day of the week, Weatherford tells readers what slavery looks like. The verses count down to Sunday: "Mondays, there were hogs to slop, / mules to train, and logs to chop. / Slavery was no ways fair. Six more days to Congo Square." A slow, stea...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2016

In Louisiana, enslaved Africans were provided a half-day of rest each Sunday; in New Orleans, they gathered in Congo Square. Spare couplet...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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