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I Have Heard of a Land

I Have Heard of a Land

by Joyce Carol Thomas Illustrated by Floyd Cooper
In the late 1880s, signs went up all around America-land was free in the Oklahoma territory. And it was free to everyone: Whites, Blacks, men, and women alike. Thousands of pioneers, many of them newly freed African-Americans, headed west to carve out a new life. Drawing upon her own family history, award-winner Thomas has crafted an unforgettable anthem to these brave and determined people from America's past.
Ages
8, 9, 10, 11
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
4.2
DRA
40
Guided Reading
Q
Genre
Historical Fiction

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Joyce Carol Thomas
Floyd Cooper

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