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Colleton - Main Library JE Ransome, James (Text) 3010327945 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Dorchester - St. George Main Library E RAN (Text) 30018005557174 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch E RAN (Text) 30018005743709 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
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Florence - Johnsonville Branch JE R (Text) 33172006456584 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Florence - Lake City Branch JE R (Text) 33172006457145 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Florence - Main Library JE R (Text) 33172006456592 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781442421134
  • ISBN: 1442421134
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
Summary, etc.:
"Every single morning, the overseer of the plantation rings the bell. Daddy gathers wood. Mama cooks. Ben and the other slaves go out to work. Each day is the same. Full of grueling work and sweltering heat. Every day, except one, when the bell rings and Ben is nowhere to be found. Because Ben ran. Yet, despite their fear and sadness, his family remains hopeful that maybe, just maybe, he made it North. That he is free. An ode to hope and a powerful tribute to the courage of those who ran for freedom, The Bell Rang is a stunning reminder that our past can never be forgotten"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8.
Grades Preschool-3.
360L Lexile
Awards Note:
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book Award, 2020.
Subject: Slavery > Juvenile fiction.
Slavery > Fiction.
Fugitive slaves > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.
Genre: Picture books.

James E. Ransome&;s highly acclaimed illustrations for Before She Was Harriet received the 2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. His other award-winning titles include the Coretta Scott King winner The Creation; Coretta Scott King Honor Book Uncle Jed&;s Barbershop; Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt; and Let My People Go, winner of the NAACP Image Award. He frequently collaborates with his wife, author Lesa Cline-Ransome. One of their recent titles is Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams, which received four starred reviews and was an ALA Notable Children&;s Book. James is a professor and coordinator of the MFA Illustration Graduate Program at Syracuse University. He lives in New York&;s Hudson River Valley region with his family. Visit James at

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