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Stealing freedom

by Carbone, Elisa.

Format: Large Print 2005
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CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians Children's Large Print Books IN TRANSIT
Location  CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians
Collection  Children's Large Print Books
A novel based on the events in the life of a young slave girl from Maryland who endures all kinds of mistreatment and cruelty, including being separated from her family, but who eventually escapes to freedom in Canada. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called this novel, based on the life of a slave who disguised herself as a boy and escaped at age 13, "dramatic, often poignant."
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 7^-10. Based on the true story of Ann Maria Weems, a young teenage slave in Maryland who escaped on the Underground Railroad to Canada in the 1850s, this historical novel combines the appeal of exciting escape adventure with authentic details of the time and place. Carbone's research is meticulous; unfortunately, the local color nearly chokes the story. We really do not need to know exactly what everyone ate at every meal, what they wore, what they did at the county fair. And then, why make up a romantic ending? The boy Ann loved under slavery escapes, and on the last page, he finds her in Canada, and they marry and live happily ever after. The author's note says that part is only "conjecture." Of course, readers will be caught up in the suspense of narrow escapes and daring disguise on Ann's journey with various brave conductors to freedom. The real story is in the characters' personal lives: the sense of how it felt to be a child under slavery and to have your family broken up, your brothers sold away; then the shock of what it meant to be free. The scenes of family reunion are heartfelt drama. --Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a starred review,PW called this novel, based on the life of a slave who disguised herself as a boy and escaped at age 13, "dramatic, often poignant." Ages 10-up. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Weems, Anne-Marie -- Juvenile fiction.
Weems, Anne-Marie -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Slavery -- Fiction.
Underground Railroad -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher Waterville, Me. :Thorndike Press,2005
Language English
Description 367 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
ISBN 0786273143 (large print : softcover)
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