The Foot Warmer and the Crow

by Evelyn Coleman
illustrated by Daniel Minter

Jacket illustration copyright © Daniel Minter.

Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
A Children's Book of the Year (Child Study Children's Book Committee)

"Hezekiah, identified not as a slave but as an enslaved man dreams of being free like a bird. Coleman's elegantly told tale emphasizes the importance of self-respect while decrying the injustice of slavery." -- Publishers Weekly
"Powerful illustrations accompany a powerful story." -- The New York Times Book Review
"The Footwarmer and the Crow is about empowerment, patience, wisdom, intelligence, and the fulfillment of a dream." -- Quarterly Black Review
"It's a welcome jolt to see a story about slavery that ends with such a satisfying peck of revenge. Older children will relish the honesty and ironic humor, and Daniel Minter's carved and painted wood illustrations offer a satirical grotesquerie of characters." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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