Ellen's Broom

Book Verdict

Ellen's Broom

by Kelly Starling Lyons

Illustrations by Daniel Minter

First Release:

February 2012

ISBN: 9780399250033

When Ellen’s parents were slaves, they jumped over a broom to start a life together. So Ellen brings the broom to the courthouse when her parents’ marriage finally becomes legal. Author’s note. Full-color linoleum block-print illustrations, which were printed by hand and painted.

  • ISBN: 9780399250033
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: -
    Publisher: Putnam’s
    Page Count: 32
    Trim Size: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"
    Dewey Classification: E
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 4.5, Points: 0.5
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 2.4, Points: 2
    Lexile: Level: AD610L
    Awards & Honors: 2013 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor; NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2013, History/Life & Culture in the Americas
  • Book reviews from Junior Library Guild, School Library Journal, and The Horn Book Magazine are available to JLG Members only.

    Already a member? Click here to login.

You Might Also Like

Category Price


14 books / $14.80 a book

Add E+ to Cart Add E+ to Wishlist

Print Book Price

List Price $16.99
JLG Member Price $5.00

Out of Stock

Add Book to Wishlist