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When the slave Esperança Garcia wrote a letter

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In 1770, the slave Esperança Garcia bravely penned a letter to the governor of Piauí state, in Brazil, describing how she and her children were being mistreated and requesting permission to return to the farm where the rest of her family was living. Before she wrote her letter, Esperança Garcia lived on a cotton farm run by Jesuit priests, where she learned to read and write — a rare opportunity for a woman, especially a slave. But one day she was separated from her husband and older children and taken with her two little ones to be a cook in the home of Captain Antonio Vieira de Couto, where she and the other slaves were beaten. In despair, she wrote to the governor about her terrible situation. She waited each day for a reply, never giving up hope, and although she never received an answer, she is remembered today for being the courageous slave who wrote the first letter of appeal in Afro-Brazilian Brazil. Commemorating the date of the letter’s discovery, September 6th has become Black Consciousness Day in Piauí state. This moving picture book provides a personal look at the tragic history of slavery.

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Geneva Public Library j869.3 R (Text)
Ground Floor Children's Nonfiction
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Lima Public Library J BIO GARCIA (Text)
Children's Biography
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1001 . ‡aRosa, Sonia.
24510. ‡aWhen the slave Esperança Garcia wrote a letter / ‡cwritten by Sonia Rosa ; illustrated by Luciana Justiniani Hees ; translated by Jane Springer.
264 1. ‡aToronto ; ‡aBerkeley : ‡bGroundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, ‡c2015.
300 . ‡apages cm.
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
500 . ‡aTranslation of: Quando a escrava Esperança Garcia escreveu uma carta.
520 . ‡aIn 1770, the slave Esperança Garcia bravely penned a letter to the governor of Piauí state, in Brazil, describing how she and her children were being mistreated and requesting permission to return to the farm where the rest of her family was living. Before she wrote her letter, Esperança Garcia lived on a cotton farm run by Jesuit priests, where she learned to read and write — a rare opportunity for a woman, especially a slave. But one day she was separated from her husband and older children and taken with her two little ones to be a cook in the home of Captain Antonio Vieira de Couto, where she and the other slaves were beaten. In despair, she wrote to the governor about her terrible situation. She waited each day for a reply, never giving up hope, and although she never received an answer, she is remembered today for being the courageous slave who wrote the first letter of appeal in Afro-Brazilian Brazil. Commemorating the date of the letter’s discovery, September 6th has become Black Consciousness Day in Piauí state. This moving picture book provides a personal look at the tragic history of slavery.
7001 . ‡aSpringer, Jane, ‡etranslator.
7001 . ‡aHees, Luciana Justiniani, ‡eillustrator.
7761 . ‡aRosa, Sonia. ‡sQuando a escrava Esperança Garcia escreveu uma carta. English ‡tWhen the slave Esperança Garcia wrote a letter. ‡w(CaOONL)20159001099
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