The Emancipation Proclamation

The Black American Journey
  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 7
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, declared all Confederate slaves to be free. Because the order only applied to Southern states that the Union did not control, few slaves benefited immediately. Learn more about this historic document that served as a key turning point in the U.S. Civil War and in the movement to abolish slavery. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Format Your Price Add
978-1-5038-5368-3
$23.95
978-1-5038-5420-8
$38.95
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Category Social Studies
Copyright 2021
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-01-01
BISACS JNF007020, JNF007050, JNF018010
Dewey 973.7
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 8 x 9.5
Lexile 960
Guided Reading Level Y
ATOS Reading Level 6.7
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 513726
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Phonetics, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Starred, Suggested websites, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events
Online Resources



  • Did Lincoln Free the Slaves?
  • The President Changes His Mind
  • A Presidential Order
  • What Was Accomplished?
  • Think About It
  • Time Line
  • Glossary
  • Further Information
  • Index

Reviews

A noteworthy review of The Black American Journey from School Library Journal on April 1, 2021

To say ‘Lincoln freed the slaves’ is too simplistic to be real history. Students should learn the actual reasons for his actions. Black Americans have withstood horrific conditions throughout American history and these books speak to their heartbreaking struggles and… View →