Almost to Freedom

 
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Lindy, an enslaved young girl on a southern plantation, receives a special gift from her mama, Miz Rachel, one day.  It's a hand-stitched doll and Lindy names her new stitched friend, Sally and declares they are going to be best friends.  Bringing life on the plantation into clarity, we experience the cruelty and separations through the eyes of Sally.  Sally sees Lindy's father sold away and she sees Lindy beaten for asking how to spell her own name.

The oppression reaches to a place where Lindy's mama wakes her one night and the two run for their lives.  Through Sally's eyes we watch the escape and feel the danger and the darkness.

This is a story of courage, dreams and resilience and is told in a tone that children will appreciate and will find within their accessible range.

40 pages    978-1575053424   Ages 6-9

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

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Tells the story of a young girl's dramatic escape from slavery via the Underground Railroad, from the perspective of her beloved rag doll.--from the publisher

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