I’m so pleased with the reactions to my review of Gloria Whelan’s The Listeners!
This beautifully illustrated children’s book is set in the American south prior to Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. The Listeners shares an important role played by many slave children – unbeknownst to the plantation owners, they listened at the windows each night, and reported news back to their parents. The book carries messages about many important issues.
Thanks to the generosity of the publisher, I can offer copies of The Listeners to FIVE readers of She is Too Fond of Books!
To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below, indicating what period in history you’d like to see addressed in a children’s picture book. Giveaway is open to US/Canada mailing addresses only, and will accept entries until midnight EST on Saturday 10/10/09. Check back here on 10/11/09 for a list of winners!
Update 10/11/09 – read the top Comment for a list of winners.