F Is For Freedomby Roni Schotter
When ten-year-old Amanda hears noises in the night, she sneaks downstairs and discovers her house is a stop on the Underground Railroad! During the brief time that Hannah, a runaway slave, hides out in Amanda's house, the two
"Reading is freedom," Hannah's mother tells her. "The thoughts in books are powerful strong, stronger even than chains," her father says.
When ten-year-old Amanda hears noises in the night, she sneaks downstairs and discovers her house is a stop on the Underground Railroad! During the brief time that Hannah, a runaway slave, hides out in Amanda's house, the two girls become fast friends.
Hannah tells Amanda how she intends to be free in EVERY way--including the freedom that comes from knowing how to read and write. Risking everything, Amanda impulsively decides to help.
Crackling with suspense, this moving, accessible story says much about the power of friendship and the power of literacy.
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- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.24(d)
- Age Range:
- 9 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Roni Schotter is the award-winning author of 29 books for children of all ages--from picture books to middle-grade and y.a. novels. Well-known for her book NOTHING EVER HAPPENS ON 90TH STREET, used in many schools to inspire children to recognize and write THEIR stories, her books THE BOY WHO LOVED WORDS and MAMA, I'LL GIVE YOU THE WORLD are also popular award-winners.
Roni Schotter is the author of THE HOUSE OF JOYFUL LIVING, a semi-autobiographical picture book, and three Jewish holiday books--HANUKKAH! (winner of The National Jewish Book Award) and PASSOVER MAGIC and PURIM PLAY. F IS FOR FREEDOM, a novel for grades 3-6, won the Washington Irving Children's Choice Award and is a story about friendship and the power of literacy set at the time of the Underground Railroad. Roni Schotter's forthcoming picture book, ALL ABOUT GRANDMAS, is due out from Dial in Spring, 2012.
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A gripping, suspenseful story that will keep even the most reluctant of young readers reading. A story set at the time of the Underground Railroad that emphasizes the vital importance of literacy and the transcendent power of friendship. With its many pertinent themes, this is a perfect book for grades 3-5.