Day of Tears : A Novel in Dialogue

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Interesting story of historic slave auction.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 18 reviews

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age 8+

perfect for younger kids

I liked this bookIyhought that it somewhat helped my daughter get a better look on slavery

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
not rated for age

A discussion starter

I began reading this book in what began as sun filled morning with just a few clouds. As read the novel, it began to rain and my heart grow as somber as the tale Lester begins to tell. As a native of South Carolina and an African American I truly appreciate how this story weaves the history of blacks and their relationships with each other and whites of the times. This novel will begin a conversation of healing and understanding for a terrible time in American history.

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For kids who love historical issues

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