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My Name Is James Madison Hemings



by
Jonah Winter
illustrated by
Terry Widener

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
Random House
Imprint
Schwartz & Wade
ISBN
9780385383431

Awards and Honors
The New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2016, Picture Books
CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017, K–2
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This powerful historical picture book is an evocative first-person account by the child of founding father Thomas Jefferson and the enslaved Sally Hemings. Author's note. Full-color illustrations rendered in acrylic on bristol board.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

11" x 8 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

4.9: points 0.5

Lexile

910L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

2

JLG Release

Jan 2017

Book Genres


Topics

Madison Hemings (1805–1877). Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826). Sally Hemings (1773–1835). Slaves. Slave owners. Freedmen. Monticello. Virginia. Biography.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books*, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly

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