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The Resource My Name Is James Madison Hemings, Jonah Winter and Terry Widener

My Name Is James Madison Hemings, Jonah Winter and Terry Widener

Label
My Name Is James Madison Hemings
Title
My Name Is James Madison Hemings
Statement of responsibility
Jonah Winter and Terry Widener
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winter and Widener tell the story of James Madison Hemings's childhood at Monticello, and, in doing so, illuminate the many contradictions in Jefferson's life and legacy. Though Jefferson lived in a mansion, Hemings and his siblings lived in a single room. While Jefferson doted on his white grandchildren, he never showed affection to his enslaved children. Though he kept the Hemings boys from hard field labor instead sending them to work in the carpentry shop Jefferson nevertheless listed the children in his Farm Book along with the sheep, hogs, and other property. Here is a profound and moving account of one family's history, which is also America's history
Summary
A story based on the childhood at Monticello of James Madison Hemings, the son of Thomas Jefferson and slave Sally Hemings, describes an impoverished existence that identified him more as property than a person
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10549105
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winter, Jonah
Dewey number
  • 973.4/6092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
AD 910
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
E332.2
LC item number
.W58 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
910
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Widener, Terry
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hemings, Madison
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Hemings, Sally
  • Freedmen
  • Slaves
  • Freedmen
  • Slaves
Target audience
juvenile
Label
My Name Is James Madison Hemings, Jonah Winter and Terry Widener
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21068591
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780385383431
Lccn
2015036744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780385383424
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn936532316
  • (OCoLC)936532316
Label
My Name Is James Madison Hemings, Jonah Winter and Terry Widener
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21068591
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780385383431
Lccn
2015036744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780385383424
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn936532316
  • (OCoLC)936532316

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