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Molly Bannaky

Title

Molly Bannaky

Authors

Alice McGill

Illustrator

Chris K. Soentpiet

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9780395722879

Genre

historical

Topic

Racial Diversity; Interracial; interracial marriage; mixed race

Annotation

Relates how Benjamin Banneker's grandmother journeyed from England to Maryland in the late seventeenth century, worked as an indentured servant, began a farm of her own, and married a freed slave.

Grade Level

K-3

Family Formation

no family

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

African / English

Awards

Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 13th Edition,2002 National Council of Teachers of English; Best Children's Books of the Year,2000 Bank Street College of Education; Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition,2001 H.W. Wilson; Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition,2006 H.W. Wilson; Children's Literature Choice List,2000 Children's Literature; Notable Children's Books,2000 ALSC American Library Association; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,2000 National Council for the Social Studies NCSS; School Library Journal Book Review Stars, October,1999 Cahners; Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association,2000 Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association; Teachers' Choices,2000 International Reading Association; Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2000-2001; Nominee Maryland; Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award, 2002; Nominee Louisiana; Sequoyah Book Award, 2001-2002; Nominee Oklahoma; Virginia Young Readers Program, 2000-2001; Nominee Virginia; Young Hoosier Book Award, 2001-2002; Nominee Indiana; ABC Children's Booksellers Choices Award, 2000 Winner United States; Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 1999 Winner United States; IRA Children's and Young Adults' Book Award, 2000 Winner International; Jane Addams Children's Book Award, 2000 Winner United States; Skipping Stones Honor Award, 2000 Winner United States

Keywords

slavery; England; love; death; orphan

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

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