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I Have Heard of a Land
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas
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After being freed from slavery in the late 1800s, thousands of exslaves ran to the Oklahoma Territory to get their piece of the American dream by staking a claim in the free land opportunities and starting a new life out West. A Coretta Scott King Honor book. Reprint. Teacher's Guide.
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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 determned 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.

00-01 Sequoyah Children's Book Award Masterlist



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780060234775
 
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
Book cover for 9780613227957
 
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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