Ashley Bryan

Ashley Bryan is the beloved author and illustrator of more than twenty children's books. Recently named a Newbery Honoree for his picture book Freedom Over Me, he has been the recipient of countless awards and recognitions including the Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award. He lives in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine.

  • Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life

    By Ashley Bryan

    Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

    Read by J.D. Jackson , Robin Eller , Ron Butler , Bahni Turpin and Susie Berneis

    Fierce paintings and expansive poetry provide a unique glimpse into the lives of slaves.

    "Bryan gives voices to the voiceless and presents the dreams of slaves who went to the grave without living them. Using historical slave documents from the 1820s to the 1860s, Bryan brings to life 11 slaves who once belonged to Cado Fairchilds...Bryan makes real and palpable what chattel slavery meant and how it affected those who were enslaved; every child who studies American slavery would benefit from experiencing this historically grounded web of narratives." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

    Released Tue Aug 22 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged