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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

picture book

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

Lexile Measure

AD920L

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Interracial; interracial marriage; mixed race

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

African / English

Family Formation

orphan

Awards

ABC Children's Booksellers Choices Award, 2000, Winner, Non Fiction
Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 1999, Winner, Best Bet to Win the Caldecott Medal
International Reading Association Children's Book Award, 2000, Winner, Younger Reader
Jane Addams Children's Book Award, 2000, Winner, Picture Book
Skipping Stones Honor Award, 2000, Winner, Multicultural And International
Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, 13th Edition, 2002 Gender Issues
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2000 Five to Nine Past
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Children's Literature Choice List, 2000 Short Books or Picture Books with More Text Than Usual for Younger Readers (Children 5 to 10)
Notable Children's Books, 2000 Middle Reader
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2000 Biography
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 1999 Preschool-Grade 4
Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association, 2000
Teachers' Choices, 2000 Intermediate

Keywords

slavery; England; love; death; orphan; dairymaid; Bible; reading; indentured servitude; farming

Diversity Impact

direct

Molly Bannaky


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