A National Book Award-winning author draws on family history for this lyrical account of America's little-known past. In the late 1880s, thousands of pioneers, many former slaves, raced to the Oklahoma Territory to stake their claim. "I Have Heard of a Land", a hymn to liberty and unity, commemorates the strength of the African-American pioneers. Full color.
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Joyce Carol Thomas was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma, and now lives in California. A poet, novelist, and playwright, she has been honored with the National Book Award and the Coretta Scott King Author Award for her work. In her latest book of poetry, A Mother's Heart, A Daughter's Love: Poems for Us to Share, she reflects on the lifelong relationship between mothers and daughters.
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Book Description Joanna Cotler, 1998. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Library edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060234784