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Growing up Gullah in the Lowcountry / [by] Josie Olsvig.

Olsvig, Josie, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at SC LENDS.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch J FIC OLS (Text) 0530011135981 Juvenile Fiction Collection Checked out 10/08/2021
Beaufort - Bluffton Branch J FIC OLS (Text) 0530011141914 Juvenile Fiction Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781641114028
  • ISBN: 1641114029
  • Physical Description: unpaged [58 pages] : color illustrations ; 22 x 22 cm
  • Publisher: Charleston, S.C. : Palmetto Publishing Group, ©2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Back pages include information for the parent or teacher; the Gullah Corridor; special skills that slaves brought to America; the Creole Gullah language; capture in Africa and travel in slave ships; the roots of Southern cooking; faith and the founding of Mother Emanuel AME Church; and discussion questions.
Summary, etc.:
This is a bright, colorful and informative children's book about the Gullah culture derived from West African slave descendants. It is a book that may be used to explain differing cultures and black history. The author acquaints the reader with heirs'; property, the parcels of land many of the Gullah live on in the Lowcountry and surrounding Sea Islands acquired by freedmen after the Civil War. Other numerous aspects of the Gullah culture are introduced including sweetgrass basketmaking, a time-honored tradition brought from West Africa, herbal medicines, Southern cooking which incorporates many plants and vegetables brought from Africa, as well as the importance of faith and family. Certain points about the Civil War are discussed and the African American hero Robert Smalls is introduced. All of this is conveyed through the use of thirty colorful illustrations designed by a Lowcountry artist.
Subject: Gullah culture > South Carolina > Charleston > Juvenile fiction.
Gullahs > South Carolina > Lowcountry > Juvenile fiction.
Slaves > South Carolina > Sea Islands > Social life and customs > Juvenile fiction.
Slavery > South Carolina > Charleston > History > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Picture books.

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