Title Profile & Character Information

Day of Tears

Annotation
Emma has taken care of the Butler children since Sarah and Frances's mother, Fanny, left. Emma wants to raise the girls to have good hearts, as a rift over slavery has ripped the Butler household apart. Now, to pay off debts, Pierce Butler wants to cash in his slave "assets", possibly including Emma.

Awards
2006  Coretta Scott King Awards
2006  American Library Association Notable Books for Children

Characters
NameButler, Pierce
GenderMale
OccupationPlantation owner
TraitsDivorced
Father
Gambler

NameEmma
GenderFemale
TraitsAfrican American
Married
Runaway

GenreFiction
Juvenile
Historical
Psychological
TopicsSlave trade
Slaves
Auctions
Southern life
Freed slaves
Plantation owners
Plantation life
African American women
SettingGeorgia
Kentucky
Plantation