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The Resource Someone knows my name, Lawrence Hill

Someone knows my name, Lawrence Hill

Label
Someone knows my name
Title
Someone knows my name
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Hill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dreaming of escaping her life of slavery in South Carolina and returning to her African home, slave Aminata Diallo is thrown into the chaos of the Revolutionary War, during which she helps create a list of black people who have been honored for their service to the king
Member of
Summary
Kidnapped at the age of 11 by British slavers, Aminata survives the Middle Passage and is reunited in South Carolina with Chekura, a boy from a village near hers. Her story gets entwined with his, and with those of her owners: nasty indigo producer Robinson Appleby and, later, Jewish duty inspector Solomon Lindo. During her long life of struggle, she does what she can to free herself and others from slavery, including learning to read and teaching others to, and befriending anyone who can help her, black or white.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book, 2008.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Caribbean and Canada: Best Book, 2008.
  • Evergreen Award (Ontario), 2008.
  • Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, 2007.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
158589
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, Lawrence
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.H479
LC item number
B66 2007b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • United States
  • African American loyalists
  • Blacks
  • African American loyalists
  • Antislavery movements
  • Canadian fiction
  • Historical fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Someone knows my name, Lawrence Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published as: The book of Negroes
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
486 p.
Isbn
9780393065787
Lccn
2007008035
System control number
(OCoLC)85444368
Label
Someone knows my name, Lawrence Hill
Publication
Note
Originally published as: The book of Negroes
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
486 p.
Isbn
9780393065787
Lccn
2007008035
System control number
(OCoLC)85444368

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