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Molly Bannaky

Title

Molly Bannaky

Authors

Alice McGill

Illustrator

Chris K. Soentpiet

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9780395722879

Pages

32 pages

Genre

historical

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

Racial Diversity; Interracial; interracial marriage; mixed race

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

African / English

Family Formation

no family

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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