Julius Lester has published many books of fiction, nonfiction, children's books, and poetry. Among the awards these books have received are the Newbery Honor Medal, American Library Association Notable Book, National Jewish Book Award Finalist, The New York Times Outstanding Book, National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, Caldecott Honor Book, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and a National Book Award Finalist. His books have been translated into eight languages.
As did his father before him, Pierce Butler treats his plantation slaves like family. But massive gambling debts force him to sell 429 'family' members. When the auction begins, torrential rain falls-not stopping until the final slave is sold the next day...[SEE MORE]