War Comes to Willy Freeman

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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 her fellow worker, Horace, Willy knows that to be black, female, and free leaves ...

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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?

A free thirteen-year-old black girl in Connecticut is caught up in the horror of the Revolutionary War and the danger of being returned to slavery when her patriot father is killed by the British and her mother disappears.

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A suspenseful historical novel about a young black woman's fight against racism. Ages 812. (February)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440495048
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/1987
  • Series: Arabus Family Saga Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 484,636
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.61 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

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    Awesome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2013

    This book is inappropriate for the age group recommended 9-12 du

    This book is inappropriate for the age group recommended 9-12 due to the authors choice of derogatory language and depicted scenes of sexual assualt of Willy the main character of the story. The authors chose to use the "N-word" which is not acceptable today. The story told of a woman in canvas town where there were drunkards and prostitutes as beaten and buised, and referred to twice as a "slut". Willy the main character was sexually assaulted on two occassion in the book being attacked and having her breasts grabbed by soldiers. It was disturbing that this book was assigned reading in my sons 5th grade class.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    Ok, so one of the comments for this book say the use of the n-wo

    Ok, so one of the comments for this book say the use of the n-word is inappropriate. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but mine is this, children would use that word in their everyday lives so why shouldn't kids today realize that our country did something as horrific as this? Why shouldn't they read about things that really, truly happened, that kids their age said themselves. They have a right to know this happened, and language like this was used frequently. Other than that this is a good book.

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  • Posted December 14, 2011

    It's A Great Book

    When it comes to excellent historical fiction for young readers you cannot beat James Lincoln and Christopher Collier. They are also the authors of My Brother Sam is Dead.

    War Comes to Willy Freeman is the first in a series of three books where Willy is the central character. This books starts towards the end of the Revolutionary War in the North. It accurately describes around an intriging plot the conditions that slaves in the North lived under including the attitudes and slave/master relationships they endured. Though Willy is a girl, my 10 year old triplet boys read, enjoyed and even recommended the both to their teacher for their class to read as part of their 5th Grade Social Studies curriculum.

    It's a great book which children will enjoy while learning about Blacks during the Revolutionary War period.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2008

    GREATEST BOOK EVER

    I love this book sssssooooooooo much it is really good.In the beggining it is boring but through out the book it get really good. I would reccomend this book to 5,6,7,and 8 graders because of the cursing and language they use.This book is really good for people who enjoy learning about the revolutionary war.So go buy it, you won't regret it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2007

    Use of the N-word is inappropriate

    I am outraged and appalled that a book for children would contain 20 instances of the N-word. Teachers and parents, please choose another book about the Revolutionary War.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2006

    gianna smith 5th grade

    this book is the best in the whole history of books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2004

    A great book!

    I recommend this book to anyone over ten. You should read it before Jump Ship to Freedom so you cam understand the story better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2003

    highly recommended

    I read this book when I was in 5th grade. I'm in 10th grade now and I remember it almost completely. It is such an awesome book and if I stumble upon it in the future, I will definitely read it again. It's exciting and suspenseful and highly recommended :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2002

    War Comes to Willie Freeman

    This book is great. It is full of adventure. I would recomond to anyone who likes storie about war or wants to have a great adventure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2002

    War comes to Willy Freeman

    The book is very good. I had to read it for a history project and I thought it was going to be really boring. I enjoyed it because James and Christopher Collier made it sound like you were there. I recomend this book if you want to learn about the Revolutionary War.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2001

    a reviewer

    I think these authors have a very nice style. I was touched by this book because the authors made the characters come to life. I felt as if I were riding an emotional rollercoaster while I read about Pa dying in the Revolutionary War, Horace and Willy's friendship, Ma developing the fever and dying. This book touched me like no other. I would recommend this book to anyone who is imaginative and creative.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2000

    Dumbest book i have ever read!!

    THIS BOOK IS THE STUPIDEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ IN MY WHOLE LIFE!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2000

    You might like it

    The book was different. It was a little easy to read, and the characters were developed poorly but I still liked it. It is hard to write on that time period, but i think the author did a great good. It is also a old book so I would reccomend it to kids in the 5th grade. Those are some of the reasons I gave it 3 stars

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