Day of Tears

Day of Tears

In 1859 in Savannah, Georgia, the largest slave auction in American history took place. This is the story of fictionalized characters who could have been at the auction as slaves for sale and prospective buyers. It's one thing to read a date and see the name of the city to fill in the blank on a test and it's another thing to get to experience the horror of this event through the eyes of fictional participants. When you hear the stories and get to know the people, you feel the power and the depth of the tragedy and betrayal that occurred at this travesty of an event. The characters speak to each other and speak in monologues. Sometimes they are looking back on what happened and sometimes you are in the thick of the moment with them. The story reveals the dark side of humankind and the use of the N-word flashes through a jolting force. Heart-wrenching and powerful. 192 pages Ages 12 and up

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