Dear America A Picture of Freedom Diary of Clotee A Slave Girl Belmont Plantation, Virginia 1859

dear america a picture of freedom

Having secretly taught herself how to read and write, Clotee, a brave twelve-year-old Virginia slave, witnesses the horrors of slavery and eventually becomes a conductor on the Underground Railroad.---from the publisher

In 1859 twelve-year-old Clotee, a house slave who must conceal the fact that she can read and write, records in her diary her experiences and her struggle to decide whether to escape to freedom.---from the publisher

202 pages                            978-0590259880                    Ages 9-12

Keywords:  diary, historical fiction, African American, African American author, slavery, diversity, diverse books, Diversity: Oppression and Resilience, Black Lives Matter, girls and women, American history, Underground Railroad, courage, freedom, 19th century, part of a series

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