The Resource Dream country, Shannon Gibney

Dream country, Shannon Gibney

Label
Dream country
Title
Dream country
Statement of responsibility
Shannon Gibney
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Spanning two centuries and two continents, Dream Country is the story of five generations of young people caught in a spiral of death and exile between Liberia and the United States"--
  • "Dream Country is the story of five generations of young people from one African American family chasing an elusive dream across centuries and continents. Gibney conjures an ambitious, sinuous novel from a family tree twisted to its breaking point by slavery and colonialism but ultimately held together by hope and determination"--
  • 2008, Minneapolis. Kollie Flomo, at once too black and not black enough for his African American peers and worn down by the expectations of his own Liberian family and community, turns to violence. 1926, Liberia. Togar Somah, an indigenous Liberian, is on the run from government militias that would force him to work the plantations of the Congo people, descendants of the African American slaves who colonized Liberia almost a century earlier. 1827. The children of Yasmine Wright leave a Virginia plantation with their mother for Liberia, promised freedom by the American Colonization Society. 1980. Ujay and Evelyn dare to believe their love can survive Liberia's approaching revolution. 2018, Minneapolis. A dreamer attempts to weave her family's history into a new future.-- adapted from jacket
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Award
Minnesota Book Award for Young People's Literature, 2019.
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10734184
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gibney, Shannon
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Families
  • Slavery
  • Refugees
  • Liberian Americans
  • African Americans
  • Americans
  • Liberia
  • Liberia
  • Minneapolis (Minn.)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Dream country, Shannon Gibney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 342) and filmography (page 343)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
335 pages, unnumbered sequence of pages
Isbn
9780735231672
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017055923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1016403949
Label
Dream country, Shannon Gibney
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 342) and filmography (page 343)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
335 pages, unnumbered sequence of pages
Isbn
9780735231672
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017055923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1016403949

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