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F Is for Freedom

by Roni Schotter; C. B. Mordan (Illustrator); Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff


"Reading is freedom," Hannah's mother has always told her. "The thoughts in books are powerful strong, stronger even than chains," her father has said. One sharp knock at midnight, then a double thump. Impulsive, imaginative Amanda loves to read and playact, but this noise is real. Outside, her father is unloading a wagon. Out of the sacks come a man, a woman holding a sleeping baby, and Hannah, a tall, thin girl about Amanda's age--runaway slaves! Suddenly Amanda's life is full of danger. Her house, she discovers that night, is a stop on the Underground Railroad. But she also discovers a rare friend in Hannah. Courageous and determined, Hannah longs to be free in every way she can, including the freedom that comes with literacy. And headstrong Amanda is willing to risk everything to help her. Set a decade before the Civil War, this moving story crackles with suspense and says as much about the power of words as it does about the power of friendship.

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Copyright year 2000
ISBN-13 9780789426413
ISBN-10 0789426412
Class Copyright
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishing Incorporated
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 112
Shelf No. JW282
Grade Range 3 - 7
Ages 8 - 12
Lexile 740L