War Comes to Willy Freeman

War Comes to Willy Freeman

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by James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier
     
 

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Willy Freeman's life changes forever when she witnesses her father's death at the hands of the Redcoats and returns home to find that the British have taken her mother as a prisoner to New York City.

Willy, disguised as a boy, begins her long search for her mother and luckily finds a haven at the famous Fraunces Tavern. But even with the help of Sam Fraunces and

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Overview

Willy Freeman's life changes forever when she witnesses her father's death at the hands of the Redcoats and returns home to find that the British have taken her mother as a prisoner to New York City.

Willy, disguised as a boy, begins her long search for her mother and luckily finds a haven at the famous Fraunces Tavern. But even with the help of Sam Fraunces and her fellow worker, Horace, Willy knows that to be black, female, and free leaves her open to danger at every turn. What will tomorrow bring?

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A suspenseful historical novel about a young black woman's fight against racism. Ages 812. (February)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440495048
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
01/28/1987
Series:
Arabus Family Saga Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
224,998
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.61(h) x 0.49(d)
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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