War Comes to Willy Freeman

War Comes to Willy Freeman

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by James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier
     
 

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Thirteen-year-old Willy Freeman's life changes forever when she witnesses her father's horrific death at the hands of the Redcoats, then returns home to find that her mother has disappeared, perhaps taken by the British as prisoner. Willy, disguised as a boy, begins her long and dangerous search for her mother and luckily finds a haven at the famous Fraunces Tavern in… See more details below

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Thirteen-year-old Willy Freeman's life changes forever when she witnesses her father's horrific death at the hands of the Redcoats, then returns home to find that her mother has disappeared, perhaps taken by the British as prisoner. Willy, disguised as a boy, begins her long and dangerous search for her mother and luckily finds a haven at the famous Fraunces Tavern in New York City. 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? Will she ever reunite with her mother?

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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:
9781620641996
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
231,397
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

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.

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