Born in New York City in 1928, author James Lincoln Collier is beloved by young readers in particular for the award-winning historical novels he has written with his brother, historian Christopher Collier. A graduate of Hamilton College, Collier served in the U.S. Army after college and then worked as a magazine editor for several years. Perhaps his most famous children's book is the Newbery Honor Book he wrote with his brother, the popular Revolutionary War story My Brother Sam Is Dead. The father of two children, Collier is also an accomplished trombone player. He lives in New York City, where he continues to write and play jazz music. Christopher Collier was born in New York City in 1930. He attended Clark University where he earned his B.A. and he received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has taught school in Connecticut and at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is currently Professor of American History at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Like his brother James, Christopher Collier is by avocation a musician (his instruments are the trumpet and flugelhorn). He and his wife Bonnie live in Orange, Connecticut, in an old (1790) house they have restored. He is the father of two sons and a daughter.
Jump Ship to Freedomby James Lincoln Collier
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Young Daniel Arabus and his mother are slaves in the house of Captain Ivers of Stratford, Connecticut. By law they should be free, since Daniel's father fought in the Revolutionary army and earned enough in soldiers' notes to buy his family's freedom. But now Daniel's father is dead, and Mrs. Ivers has taken the notes from his mother. When Daniel bravely steals the notes back, a furious Captain Ivers forces him aboard a ship bound for the West Indies--and certain slavery. Even if Daniel can manage to jump ship in New York, will he be able to travel the long and dangerous road to freedom?
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This book is set in the revolimtar era and it is based on a slave his name is daniel abrus. I honstly think this book is more set on a 8th grade level becuse of some content
I read this book for school when I was in Elementary school. It's impact was so great that I still remember it vividly now that I'm a young adult. It's was an important book to me because as a white student who has never seen an African-American before, I learned about the human perspective of a slave when I was still young. I still remember a quote when the main character, Daniel, says that if you took away the color of the skin, African-Americans were the same as whites. There's only one problem with the language and the occasional use of the "N" word.
THIS BOOK GIVES LOTS OF INFORMATION THAT MAKES YOU NEVER WANT TO PUT THE BOOK DOWN.
This a great book for any one, even my mom liked it. I recommend you to follow Daniel in his journey to freedom, or back to slavery?
This is a great book about a slave who thinks he should be treated like everyone else. An excellent book!
This book deserves 3 exlemation points behind it. Jump Ship To Freedom is one of the most understanding books ever writen! It made me jump out of my socks.