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I Have Heard of a Land
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publication date April 1, 1998
Binding Hardcover
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060234775
ISBN-10 0060234776
Dimensions 0.50 by 8.25 by 10.50 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $15.95
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory
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I have heard of a land
Where the imagination has no fences
Where what is dreamed one night
Is accomplished the next day

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. All one needed to stake a claim was hope and courage, strength and perseverance. Thousands of pioneers, many of them African-Americans newly freed from slavery, headed west to carve out a new life in the Oklahoma soil.

Drawing upon her own family history, National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Thomas has crafted an unforgettable anthem to these brave and determined people from America's past. Richly illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award honoree Floyd Cooper, I Have Heard of a Land is a glorious tribute to the Afrian-American pioneer spirit.

National Book Award-winning author Joyce Carol Thomas draws on family history for this lyrical account of America's little-known past. In the late 1880s, thousands of pioneers, many African Americans newly freed from slavery, raced to the Oklahoma Territory. Here all one needed to stake a claim was hope and courage and the determination to journey west. Richly illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award Honor -- recipient Floyd Cooper and complete with an author's endnote, I Have Heard of a Land commemorates the strength of the African-American pioneers. It is a hymn to liberty and unity, an ode to a land where what can be dreamed can be accomplished.

00-01 Sequoyah Children's Book Award Masterlist



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Hardcover
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With Floyd Cooper (other contributor) | from Harpercollins Childrens Books (April 1, 1998)
9780060234775 | details & prices | 8.25 × 10.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.70 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory
Paperback
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With Floyd Cooper (other contributor) | from Harpercollins Childrens Books (January 1, 2000)
9780064436175 | details & prices | 8.00 × 10.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.26 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory
Library
Book cover for 9780060234782
 
With Floyd Cooper (other contributor) | from Harpercollins (May 1, 1998)
9780060234782 | details & prices | 7.50 × 10.50 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.85 lbs | List price $14.89
About: Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory
Reinforced
from Demco Media (February 1, 2000)
9780606175630 | details & prices | 8.25 × 10.25 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.75 lbs | List price $15.81
About: Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (March 1, 2001)
9780613227957 | details & prices | 8.00 × 10.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.70 lbs | List price $17.20
About: Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory

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