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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,329 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julius Lester Narrator: Sisi Aisha Johnson, Lizan Mitchell, Marc D. Johnson, Tom Stechschulte, John McDonough, Julia Gibson, Michael Early Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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As did his father before him, Pierce Butler treats his plantation slaves like family. But massive gambling debts force him to sell 429 family members. When the auction begins, torrential rain falls - not stopping until the final slave is sold the next day. The ominous rainfall prompts these words: This ain't rain. This is God's tears.

Based on the largest slave auction in U.S. history, this poignant montage is the fictionalized account of that 1859 Georgia tragedy. All the shrieks and groans, the betrayal and fury, the sorrow and regret are here in the stark, vivid monologues that pour from the souls of master and slave, auctioneer and observer during this Weeping Time.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brooke | 2/11/2014

    " Thinking of using it for 6-7th grade classes. There is lots of discussion material in it. Lester takes on the mutiple perspectives but, sadly, only teases the reader and doesn't take you deeply enough into each person's reality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Linda | 2/8/2014

    " Mr. Lester is becoming my new favorite Young Adult author. This book, a very quick read, is a compelling story of the Weeping Time, the largest slave auction. The use of first person narratives and dialogue creates distinct characters that stick with you. Highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tonya | 2/5/2014

    " A beautifully written story that brings a heaviness to your soul. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shaundra | 1/30/2014

    " This book naturally portrays the trials and harsh life in the times of slavery. The emotions of all the characters are clear and I was surprised to get an inside look at how cruel slavery really was. This book can be used by teachers when teaching about slavery in American history. "

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