Freedom Crossing

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Laura Eastman returns to New York after living in the South with relatives for four years to discover that her brother and father are part of the Underground Railroad, helping fugitive slaves to escape to Canada. When a friend brings a runaway slave, Martin, to the house while her father and stepmother are away, Laura must decide what she believes -- and whether she should help Martin escape.

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Overview

Laura Eastman returns to New York after living in the South with relatives for four years to discover that her brother and father are part of the Underground Railroad, helping fugitive slaves to escape to Canada. When a friend brings a runaway slave, Martin, to the house while her father and stepmother are away, Laura must decide what she believes -- and whether she should help Martin escape.

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Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
Intrigue and tension light the dim passages and secret hiding places throughout this page-turner. Laura has returned to her western New York farm after a lengthy stay with a beloved aunt in Virginia. She quickly discovers that her own home is a stop on the hated Underground Railroad. Her brother and a childhood friend have become conductors. Like the golden strands in Laura's braid, themes of home, family, and friendship are intertwined with a story of courage and suspicion. 1991 (orig.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780590445696
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/1991
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 114,214
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted April 14, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    EXCELLENT, GREAT, THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!!!

    This book is so great(in the end). In the beginning it was kinda bad but in the end it was great. It is about a girl named Laura who thought slavery was good because she lived in the south with her uncle and aunt, in the south, when her mom died. When moved moved up with Bert, dad, and Joel in the north again she found a 12 year old run away slave. "He would rather die than go back south." Laura decides to help Martin. Will Martin be free? Will Laura turn him in? Does Bert get go to jail? Will Laura find love? Read the book to find out!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2007

    Amazing...

    My 4th grade teacher read this to my class as a 'read aloud' and when she finished the first chapter and closed the book my whole class complained that she couldn't read more -- we were hooked. Now I'm almost an upper schooler (9th grade, thank you very much) and I'm reading it again... its still one of the most amazing, touching books I've ever read... it will capture your heart. I, for one, have always been interested in the America before it became 'the land of the free'. Its amazing how far the slaves went for freedom... its amazing how people still do that today. This book (just an overview) is about a slave boy who is helped by a boy and a girl to escape to the north. And its truly amazing what people would do to do just that -- to be free...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2005

    hmmm......

    The book i thought was okay. It was predictable, you knew that Joel and Laura were going to be friends again. You also knew that Martin would make it across the river (sorry if i gave it the book away you probally knew what was going to happen). I was also puzzled when the mom and dad said that the'll be back in a day. but thee journey was like 3 days. Something else that confused me was that was Bert really aressted? (you knew that was coming). The police said that he was down for questioning. What ever happen to him?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2004

    Freedom Crossing

    This is one of my favorite books. It is a good book for someone in 6th grade, or someone who enjoys historical stuff and mystery.Read 7th Heaven, it is totally awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2003

    Kaitlin Mitchell's review

    I liked the bok Freedom Crossing Because I loved learning about how slaves are treated!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2003

    Three Stars

    This is actually a pretty OK book. I was assigned this book for L.A. class. I was surprised by how informative it was. It also included some suspence, which was nice.

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