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Escape to Freedom

SKU# 06551

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Illuminates how enslaved people fought to shape their own destiny.

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Softcover, 40 pages, March 2004.

Important events in American history are seen through the eyes of children in this compelling series for kids. Carefully researched text combines with period photos, maps and illustrations to produce this colorful series. Appraised by educators, this series is an ideal content and reading level for middle grades.

The year is 1858. Faced with the frightening prospect of being ''sold South,'' young slaves Callie and William decide to escape their oppressed lives in Kentucky. Through the oral history of the main characters and their loved ones, as well as period drawings and photographs, the book accurately depicts the fervent pre-Civil War era when slavery was at its height. Through the eyes of the young protagonists, readers experience firsthand what it was like for slaves who dared to escape bondage and make the dangerous journey with the help of the Underground Railroad to freedom.

Dimensions (in inches): 7 x 9.

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