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Glory Field by Walter Dean Myers

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Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in Austin .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • South Carolina

Subjects:

  • African Americans -- Juvenile fiction,
  • African Americans -- Fiction,
  • Family -- Fiction,
  • Discrimination -- Fiction,
  • Slavery -- Fiction,
  • South Carolina -- Fiction

Book details:

About the Edition

Follows a family"s two hundred forty-one year history, from the capture of an African boy in the 1750s through the lives of his descendants, as their dreams and circumstances lead them away from and back to the small plot of land in South Carolina that they call the Glory Field.

Edition Notes

Novel, followed by narratives and excerpts from related stories and a biographical sketch of the author.

Statementby Walter Dean Myers ; with connections.
GenreJuvenile fiction., Fiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.M992 Gl 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination420 p. ;
Number of Pages420
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6804505M
ISBN 100030546168
LC Control Number00267078

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Author Walter Dean Myers is the Children’s Literature Legacy Award winner.←This Newbery author's triumphant novel follows five generations of one African-American family from Africa to a South Carolina plantation through the Civil War, to the end of segregation, and beyond, to a moving and redemptive finale, when a young drug-addicted cousin is brought home to the glory. The Glory Field, published in , is the story of an African-American family’s journey from slavery towards equality. It follows six young members of that family at different times in American n: THE GLORY FIELD by Walter Dean Myers ‧ RELEASE DATE: Oct. 1, A stunning novel about the perseverance and courage of one African-American family from the author of the award-winning Somewhere in the Darkness ().Author: Walter Dean Myers.   Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Boxid IA Boxid_2 CH Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II City New York, NY Donor alibris EditionPages:

8 rows  About the Book Follows a family's two hundred forty-one year history, from the capture of an . The Glory Field by Walter Dean Myers is the story of an African-American family. Beginning with the capture and enslavement of young Muhammad Bilal in , The Glory Field journeys from the shores of West Africa to Curry Island, South Carolina. The saga of the captive Lewis family begins on the Live Oaks plantation in   The Glory Field: Summary. Posted on by JL Admin. July Off the Coast of Sierra Leone, West Africa. Muhammad Bilal is traveling on a slave ship from Africa, where he was captured by slave traders. He is trapped with other slaves in close quarters for a voyage of at least a month. Like the others, he suffers from.   Moses Lewis The leader of the slaves in the segment of Glory Field, he is the brother of Joshua, husband of Saran, and father of Lem, Richard, and Lem is caught as a runaway, he asks Mister Joe Haynes to not hurt him much. By the segment, Moses is the patriarch of the African American Lewis family of former slaves.

  THE GLORY FIELD weaves together five stories to tell the powerful tale of a strong family living on the land that their slave ancestors had worked and came to own. Each story keeps readers involved, from Lizzie's exciting escape from slavery and Elijah's battle against a storm to Malcolm's trip from New York to South Carolina with his drug-addicted cousin.4/5. THE GLORY FIELD User Review - Kirkus. A stunning novel about the perseverance and courage of one African-American family from the author of the award-winning Somewhere in the Darkness /5(11). "The Glory Field" "The Glory Field" tells the story of an African American family. It started in the s and goes until modern times. It all starts with an year-old boy named Muhammad, which arrived in America in He has strength even though alot of people around him are dying. The rest of the book tells about his family and his ancestors/5. This website explores the novel The Glory Field by Walter Dean Myers. The novel allows readers to travel through five different time periods, tracing the lives of the Lewis family from the time of slavery to the ’s. In each time period, a young member of the family faces a turning point in his or her life.