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    The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation

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    The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation

    Anderson, M. T.

    The adventure continues! Dr. Trefusis accompanies Octavian as he flees to Boston, which is occupied by British forces. When Lord Dunmore offers freedom to slaves in return for their service against the revolution, will Octavian be tempted to join?.

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    Freed by flame and storm

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    Freed by flame and storm

    Allen, Becky, author.

    "Jae, a sixteen-year-old former slave girl has found magic and broken out of the curse imposed by the ruling class. To free the rest of her people, she may have to lead a violent revolution"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Anderson, Laurie Halse, author.

    "As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel's little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Chains : seeds of America

    Anderson, Laurie Halse.

    After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.

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    The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation

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    The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation

    Anderson, M. T.

    After escaping a death sentence in the summer of 1775, Octavian and his tutor find shelter but no safe harbor in British-occupied Boston and, persuaded by Lord Dunmore's proclamation offering freedom to slaves who join his counterrevolutionary Royal Ethiopian Regiment, Octavian and his friends soon find themselves engaged in naval raids on the Virginia coastline as the Revolutionary War breaks out in full force.

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    The Pox party

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    The Pox party

    Anderson, M. T.

    Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.

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    Black angels

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    Black angels

    Brown, Linda Beatrice, 1939-

    Three Southern children, two black and one white, escape from their homes during the horrors of the Civil War and, after meeting in the woods, gradually come to rely on each other as they make their way slowly north, enduring hunger, fear, sickness, and constant danger, before arriving in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia.

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    Butler, Octavia E.

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    Copper sun

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    Copper sun

    Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)

    Two fifteen-year-old girls--one a slave and the other an indentured servant--escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves.

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    M+O 4evr

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    M+O 4evr

    Hegamin, Tonya.

    In parallel stories, Hannah, a slave, finds love while fleeing a Maryland plantation in 1842, and in the present, Opal watches her life-long best friend, Marianne, pull away and eventually lose her life in the same Pennsylvania ravine where Hannah died.

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    Pemba's song

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    Pemba's song : a ghost story

    Hegamin, Tonya.

    As fifteen-year-old Pemba adjusts to leaving her Brooklyn, New York, home for small-town Connecticut, a Black history researcher helps her understand the paranormal experiences drawing her into the life of a mulatto girl who was once a slave in her house.

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    Day of tears

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    Day of tears : a novel in dialogue

    Lester, Julius.

    Emma has taken care of the Butler children since Sarah and Frances's mother, Fanny, left. Emma wants to raise the girls to have good hearts, as a rift over slavery has ripped the Butler household apart. Now, to pay off debts, Pierce Butler wants to cash in his slave "assets", possibly including Emma.

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    Sold

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    Sold

    McCormick, Patricia, 1956-

    Thirteen-year-old Lakshmi leaves her poor mountain home in Nepal thinking that she is to work in the city as a maid only to find that she has been sold into the sex slave trade in India and that there is no hope of escape.

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    Beloved

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    Beloved : a novel

    Morrison, Toni.

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    47

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    47

    Mosley, Walter.

    Number 47, a fourteen-year-old slave boy growing up under the watchful eye of a brutal master in 1832, meets the mysterious Tall John, who introduces him to a magical science and also teaches him the meaning of freedom.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The door of no return

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    The door of no return

    Mussi, Sarah.

    Sixteen-year-old Zac never believed his grandfather's tales about their enslaved ancestors being descended from an African king, but when his grandfather is murdered and the villains come after Zac, he sets out for Ghana to find King Baktu's long-lost treasure before the murderers do.

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    Hush

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    Hush : an Irish princess' tale

    Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-

    Fifteen-year-old Melkorka, an Irish princess, is kidnapped by Russian slave traders and not only learns how to survive but to challenge some of the brutality of her captors, who are fascinated by her apparent muteness and the possibility that she is enchanted.

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    Slaves of the Mastery

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    Slaves of the Mastery

    Nicholson, William.

    Fifteen-year-old Bowman uses his newly-discovered powers to join with his twin sister Kestrel in an attempt to liberate their people from the "beautiful but cruel" civilization which has enslaved them.

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    The penalty

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    The penalty

    Peet, Mal.

    Paul Faustino, known as the best soccer journalist in the business, reluctantly investigates the disappearance of eighteen-year-old Ricardo, a soccer prodigy known as "El Brujito," while in alternate chapters a slave in old San Juan becomes a powerful voodoo priest.

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    Curses and smoke

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    Curses and smoke : a novel of Pompeii

    Shecter, Vicky, author.

    Tagus is a medical slave who wants be a gladiator, Lucia is the daughter of Tag's owner and betrothed to an older man, and the two teenagers are in love with each other--but it is the year 79 and soon Vesuvius will alter their lives forever.

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    Uncle Tom's cabin

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    Uncle Tom's cabin

    Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896.

    A devoutly Christian slave becomes separated from his wife and family when he is sold to the brutal planter, Simon Legree.

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    Bourbon Island 1730

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    Bourbon Island 1730

    Trondheim, Lewis.

    On Bourbon Island off the coast of Madagascar, a French ornithologist and his assistant are caught up in an adventure involving slavery, colonialism, and the last days of the great pirates.

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    The longest night

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    The longest night : a Passover story

    Snyder, Laurel.

    A child in Egypt tells what the Jews are experiencing in the days leading up to their flight from Egyptian slavery.

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    Freedom over me

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    Freedom over me : eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life

    Bryan, Ashley.

    "Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away"--Provided by publisher.

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    Crossing Bok Chitto

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    Crossing Bok Chitto : a Choctaw tale of friendship & freedom

    Tingle, Tim.

    In the 1800s, a Choctaw girl becomes friends with a slave boy from a plantation across the great river, and when she learns that his family is in trouble, she helps them cross to freedom.

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    Addy saves the day

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    Addy saves the day : a summer story

    Porter, Connie Rose, 1959-

    Addy and Harriet feud over everything, including fund-raising plans to help the families of freed slaves, but tragedy finally forces them to stop fighting and work together.

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    Meet Addy

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    Meet Addy : an American girl

    Porter, Connie Rose, 1959-

    Nine-year-old Addy Walker escapes from a cruel life of slavery to freedom during the Civil War.

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    Ashes

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    Ashes

    Anderson, Laurie Halse, author.

    "As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel's little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Chains

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    Chains : seeds of America

    Anderson, Laurie Halse.

    After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.

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    Elijah of Buxton

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    Elijah of Buxton

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    Eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American South in 1859, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.

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    Jip

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    Jip : his story

    Paterson, Katherine.

    While living on a Vermont poor farm during 1855 and 1856, Jip learns his identity and that of his mother and comes to understand how he arrived at this place.

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    North by night

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    North by night : a story of the Underground Railroad

    Ayres, Katherine.

    Presents the journal of a sixteen-year-old girl whose family operates a stop on the Underground Railroad.

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    Jefferson's sons

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    Jefferson's sons : a founding father's secret children

    Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.

    A fictionalized look at the last twenty years of Thomas Jefferson's life at Monticello through the eyes of three of his slaves, two of whom were his sons by his slave, Sally Hemings.

    Due 09/12/19

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    Stealing freedom

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    Stealing freedom

    Carbone, Elisa Lynn.

    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.

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    Jump ship to freedom

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    Jump ship to freedom

    Collier, James Lincoln, 1928-

    By rights young Daniel Arabus and his mother, slaves in Captain Iver's house in Stratford, Conn., should be free. But the Captain refuses to honor their agreement and instead sells Daniel on board a ship to the West Indies.

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    Elijah of Buxton

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    Elijah of Buxton

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    Eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American South in 1859, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.

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    The journey of little Charlie

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    The journey of little Charlie

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    "When his poor sharecropper father is killed in an accident and leaves the family in debt, twelve-year-old Little Charlie agrees to accompany fearsome plantation overseer Cap'n Buck north in pursuit of people who have stolen from him. Cap'n Buck tells Little Charlie that his father's debt will be cleared when the fugitives are captured, which seems like a good deal until Little Charlie comes face-to-face with the people he is chasing"--Provided by publisher.

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    The story of Jonas

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    The story of Jonas

    Dahlberg, Maurine F., 1951-

    In the mid-1800s, a slave boy dreams of escaping to freedom while on a journey from Missouri to the gold fields of Kansas Territory with his master's n'er-do-well son.

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    The walls of Cartagena

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    The walls of Cartagena

    Durango, Julia, 1967-

    Thirteen-year-old Calepino, an African slave in the seventeenth-century Caribbean city of Cartagena, works as a translator for a Jesuit priest who tends to newly-arrived slaves and, after working for a Jewish doctor in a leper colony and helping an Angolan boy and his mother escape, he realizes his true calling.

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    Africa is my home

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    Africa is my home : a child of the Amistad

    Edinger, Monica, 1952-

    Presents a tale of a child who arrives in America on the slave ship Amistad describing her capture, her witness to a mutiny, and the Supreme Court trial that prompts her return to Africa.

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    Nobody's boy

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    Nobody's boy

    Fleischner, Jennifer.

    A fictional story featuring historical figures, in which George, a slave boy in 1850s St. Louis, gains his freedom with his mother, future White House dressmaker Elizabeth Keckly, and decides to use his liberty to help others escape.

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    Sound the jubilee

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    Sound the jubilee

    Forrester, Sandra.

    A slave and her family escape from their North Carolina plantation during the early part of the Civil War, finding refuge on Roanoke Island.

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    Voyage of slaves

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    Voyage of slaves : a tale from the castaways of the Flying Dutchman

    Jacques, Brian.

    Continuing their adventures through space and time, Ben and his faithful dog, Ned, find themselves in the Mediterranean region in 1703, befriended by a troupe of traveling entertainers and relentlessly pursued by ruthless Barbary slave traders.

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    The pirates of Pompeii

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    The pirates of Pompeii

    Lawrence, Caroline.

    At a refugee camp following the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius which buried Pompeii, Flavia and her friends discover that children are disappearing and a very powerful citizen might be involved.

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    The Old African

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    The Old African

    Lester, Julius.

    An elderly slave uses the power of his mind to ease the suffering of other slaves and eventually leads them back to Africa.

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    Letters from a slave girl

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    Letters from a slave girl : the story of Harriet Jacobs

    Lyons, Mary (Mary E.)

    A fictionalized version of the life of Harriet Jacobs, told in the form of letters that she might have written during her slavery in North Carolina and as she prepared for escape to the North in 1842.

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    From another world

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    From another world

    Machado, Ana Maria, 1941-

    Martin and his friends are helping their parents renovate an old Brazilian coffee plantation into an inn when they meet Rosario, the ghost of a slave girl from the 1800s.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Let my people go

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    Let my people go : Bible stories told by a freeman of color to his daughter, Charlotte, in Charleston, South Carolina, 1806-1816

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    The daughter of a free black man who worked as a blacksmith in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1800s recalls the stories from the Bible that her father shared with her, relating them to the experiences of African Americans.

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    Never forgotten

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    Never forgotten

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    A lyrical story-in-verse that details the experiences of an African boy who was kidnapped and sold into slavery.

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    A picture of Freedom

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    A picture of Freedom : the diary of Clotee, a slave girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia, 1859

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    In 1859 twelve-year-old Clotee, a house slave who must conceal the fact that she can read and write, records in her diary her experiences and her struggle to decide whether to escape to freedom.

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    Trouble don't last

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    Trouble don't last

    Pearsall, Shelley.

    Samuel, an eleven-year-old Kentucky slave, and Harrison, the elderly slave who helped raise him, attempt to escape to Canada via the Underground Railroad.

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    Silent thunder

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    Silent thunder : a Civil War story

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    In 1862 eleven-year-old Summer and her thirteen-year-old brother Rosco take turns describing how life on the quiet Virginia plantation where they are slaves is affected by the Civil War.

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    January's sparrow

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    January's sparrow

    Polacco, Patricia.

    After a fellow slave is beaten to death, Sadie and her family flee the plantation, traveling north through the Underground Railroad in search of freedom.

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    Numbering all the bones

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    Numbering all the bones

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    Thirteen-year-old Eulinda, a house slave on a Georgia plantation in 1864, turns to Clara Barton, the eventual founder of the American Red Cross, for help in finding her brother Neddy who ran away to join the Northern war effort and is rumored to be at Andersonville Prison.

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    An unlikely friendship

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    An unlikely friendship : a novel of Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    Relates the lives of Mary Todd Lincoln, raised in a wealthy Virginia family, and Lizzy Keckley, a dressmaker born a slave, as they grow up separately then become best friends when Mary's childhood dream of living in the White House comes true.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Seaward born

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    Seaward born

    Wait, Lea.

    In 1805, a thirteen-year-old slave and his friend make a dangerous escape from Charleston, S.C. and stowaway to head north toward freedom.

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    Second daughter

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    Second daughter : the story of a slave girl

    Walter, Mildred Pitts.

    Aissa, the teen-age fictional sister of Elizabeth Freeman, struggles against a system which declares that she is property and that she is to remain silent.

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    Love twelve miles long

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    Love twelve miles long

    Armand, Glenda.

    In 1820s Maryland, Frederick's mother, who is a slave on a different plantation, walks twelve miles each way for a nighttime visit with her son, during which she recounts what each mile of the journey represents. Based on the childhood of Frederick Douglass.

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    Night running

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    Night running : how James escaped with the help of his faithful dog

    Carbone, Elisa Lynn.

    A runaway slave makes a daring escape to freedom with the help of his faithful hunting dog, Zeus. Based on the true story of James Smith's journey from Virginia to Ohio in the mid-1800s.

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    Light in the darkness

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    Light in the darkness

    Cline-Ransome, Lesa.

    Risking a whipping if they are discovered, Rosa and her mama sneak away from their slave quarters during the night to a hidden location in a field where they learn to read and write in a pit school.

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    To be a drum

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    To be a drum

    Coleman, Evelyn, 1948-

    Daddy Wes tells how Africans were brought to America as slaves, but promises his children that as long as they can hear the rhythm of the earth, they will be free.

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    Most loved in all the world

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    Most loved in all the world

    Hegamin, Tonya.

    Even though Mama is an agent on the Underground Railroad, in order to help others she must remain a slave, but she teaches her daughter the value of freedom through a gift of love and sacrifice.

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    From slave to soldier

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    From slave to soldier : based on a true Civil War story

    Hopkinson, Deborah.

    A boy who hates being a slave joins the Union Army to fight for freedom, and proves himself brave and capable of handling a mule team when the need arises.

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    Sweet Clara and the freedom quilt

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    Sweet Clara and the freedom quilt

    Hopkinson, Deborah.

    A young slave stitches a quilt with a map pattern which guides her to freedom in the North.

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    Under the quilt of night

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    Under the quilt of night

    Hopkinson, Deborah.

    A young girl flees from the farm where she has been worked as a slave and uses the Underground Railroad to escape to freedom in the north.

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    All different now

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    All different now : Juneteenth, the first day of freedom

    Johnson, Angela, 1961-

    In 1865, members of a family start their day as slaves, working in a Texas cotton field, and end it celebrating their freedom on what came to be known as Juneteenth.

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    Henry's freedom box

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    Henry's freedom box

    Levine, Ellen.

    A fictionalized account of how in 1849 a Virginia slave, Henry "Box" Brown, escapes to freedom by shipping himself in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia.

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    The escape of Oney Judge

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    The escape of Oney Judge : Martha Washington's slave finds freedom

    McCully, Emily Arnold.

    Young Oney Judge risks everything to escape a life of slavery in the household of George and Martha Washington and to make her own way as a free black woman.

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    Almost to freedom

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    Almost to freedom

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    Tells the story of a young girl's dramatic escape from slavery via the Underground Railroad, from the perspective of her beloved rag doll.

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    Big Jabe

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    Big Jabe

    Nolen, Jerdine.

    Momma Mary tells stories about a special young man who does wondrous things, especially for the slaves on the Plenty Plantation.

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    Night boat to freedom

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    Night boat to freedom

    Raven, Margot Theis.

    At the request of his fellow slave Granny Judith, Christmas John risks his life to take runaways across a river from Kentucky to Ohio. Based on slave narratives recorded in the 1930s.

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    The Invisible Princess

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    The Invisible Princess

    Ringgold, Faith.

    Mama and Papa Love have a child, the Invisible Princess, who saves them and the other plantation slaves from their cruel master so that they can all find happiness in the Invisible Village of Peace, Freedom, and Love.

    Due 08/30/19

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    I want to be free

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    I want to be free

    Slate, Joseph.

    A children's story based on a sacred Buddhist tale that recounts the story of an escaped slave who rescues an abandoned baby from slave hunters.

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    The patchwork path

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    The patchwork path : a quilt map to freedom

    Stroud, Bettye, 1938-

    While her father leads her toward Canada and away from the plantation where they have been slaves, a young girl thinks of the quilt her mother used to teach her a code that will help guide them to freedom.

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    Freedom song

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    Freedom song : the story of Henry "Box" Brown

    Walker, Sally M.

    Henry Brown copes with slavery by singing, but after his wife and children are sold away he is left with only his freedom song, which gives him strength when friends put him in a box and mail him to a free state.

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    Alec's primer

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    Alec's primer

    Walter, Mildred Pitts.

    A young slave's journey to freedom begins when a plantation owner's granddaughter teaches him how to read. Based on the childhood of Alec Turner (1845-1923) who escaped from slavery by joining the Union Army during the Civil War and later became a landowner in Vermont.

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    Friend on freedom river

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    Friend on freedom river

    Whelan, Gloria.

    The Winter of 1850 finds young Louis alone with his mother when his father heads north for work, but when runaway slaves ask Louis for help being ferryed across the Detroit River he wonders what his father would do.

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    The listeners

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    The listeners

    Whelan, Gloria.

    After a day of picking cotton in late 1860, Ella May, a young slave, joins her friends Bobby and Sue at their second job of listening outside the windows of their master's house for useful information.

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    Follow the drinking gourd

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    Follow the drinking gourd

    Winter, Jeanette.

    By following the directions in a song, "The Drinking Gourd," taught them by an old sailor named Peg Leg Joe, runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada.

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    Show way

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    Show way

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    The making of "Show ways," or quilts which once served as secret maps for freedom-seeking slaves, is a tradition passed from mother to daughter in the author's family.

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