Book List:9 titles
  • Because the Emancipation Proclamation did not free slaves in the border states, Moses, a Maryland slave boy of about 14, ran away. Tricked into being part of a scheme to send freed slaves to Haiti, Moses was among more than 400 slaves who endured hun...


  • CHICAGO, 1886. Twelve-year-old Dinah Bell is too young to be working twelve-hour days. But to the factory and mill owners, age doesn't matter. In fact nothing seems to matter to them except how much work gets done. But Dinah and workers like her have...


  • "Oh, I'm singing the bus-rider blues, the Alabamy bus-rider blues. I got me a feeling, deep down inside, It ain't never ever gonna be the same." During the Alabama bus boycott, six months after Rosa Parks made her famous bus protest, Alfa Merryfie...


  • Like other ex-slaves, Pascal and his older brother Gideon have been promised forty acres and maybe a mule. With the family of friends they have built along the way, they claim a place of their own. Green Gloryland is the most wonderful place on earth...


  • Rescued from slavery and hidden in a tree house in the swamp below New Orleans, twins Pierre and Andrew use their wits to survive, elude pirates, observe the war, and finally free their mother and sister, who are to be sold at slave auction....


  • Although Virginia lives a comfortable life as a slave of President Madison, she does not believe in the cruelty of slavery as a whole and so devises a plan that sets many slaves free when the White House catches fire during the War of 1812....


  • In 1936 Mississippi, twelve-year-old Shortning Bread Jackson comes up with an ingenious scheme to free his father from the chain gang to which he had been sentenced for a crime that he had not committed....


  • Eleven-year-old Hallelujah is fascinated by the fires burning all over the city of Chicago. Little does she realize that her life will be changed forever by the flames that burn with such bright fascination for her. The year is 1871 and this event w...