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Journey to Freedom, 1838: Great Escapes #2

By: Sherri Winston

Illustrator: James Bernardin

A thrilling, brand-new historical fiction series based on real events—perfect for readers of the "I Survived" and "Horrible Histories" series! In this second book, a slave in Kentucky must escape with her child across the frozen Ohio River to freedom.

Winter 1838—Kentucky. Determined to save her toddler son from being sold as a slave, the woman who became known as Eliza Harris began a long journey to freedom. Her goal: to escape across the frozen Ohio River, the boundary between the North and the South, between slavery and freedom in America. Although she knew the journey would be perilous, she could no longer live nor watch her children be raised in slavery. And she was not going to let fear stop her, especially when a new life—a free life—awaited her on the other side.

Introduction. Author’s note. Further information about Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, fugitive slave laws, and important abolitionists. “African American Women in the Abolitionist Movement.” Selected bibliography.

ISBN: 9780062860392

JLG Release: Aug 2020


Series: Great Escapes
Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Fugitive slaves , African American women , Plantation life , US slavery , Escapes , Nineteenth-century history of Kentucky , Nineteenth-century US history

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Book Details

ISBN

9780062860392

First Release

August 2020

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

128

Accelerated Reader

Level 5.7; Points: 2;

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

Level 880L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Harper

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Fugitive slaves, African American women, Plantation life, US slavery, Escapes, Nineteenth-century history of Kentucky, Nineteenth-century US history,

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