The inspirational story of William Lewis.
Born into slavery in Tennessee, William Lewis learned the blacksmith trade as soon as he was old enough to grip a hammer. He proved to be an exceptional blacksmith and earned so much money fixing old tools and creating new ones that he was allowed to keep a little money for himself. With just a few coins in his pocket, Bill set a daring plan in motion: he was determined to free his family.
Winner of Lee & Low s New Voices Award and a Junior Library Guild selection, Hammering for Freedom tells the true story of one man s skill, hard work, and resolve to keep his family together.--from the publisher
32 pages 978-1600609695 Ages 7-10
Keywords: slavery, freedom, prejudice, discrimination, racism, African American, American history, family, courage, self image, self esteem, self confidence, self reliance, diversity, diverse books