"The Bell Rang"

A young enslaved girl witnesses the heartbreak and hopefulness of her family and their plantation community when her brother escapes for freedom in this brilliantly conceived picture book by Coretta Scott King Award–winner James E. Ransome. 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.

Read by Krystal Mackie, who is in the Ensemble in the North American Tour of Hamilton

Published by Simon & Schuster

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