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Night Boat to Freedom
By Earl B. Lewis (illustrator) and Margot Theis Raven
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date October 31, 2006
Pages 40
Binding School and Library
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374312664
ISBN-10 0374312664
Dimensions 0.50 by 10.25 by 11 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
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Original list price $16.99
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Summary
At the request of his fellow slave Granny Judith, Christmas John risks his life to take runaways across a river from Kentucky to Ohio, based on actual slave narratives recorded in the 1930s.
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When Granny Judith asks twelve-year-old Christmas John to row Molly, cook’s daughter, across the river from Kentucky to the Free State of Ohio, he’s terrified. Bravely, he begins the first of many journeys. Each time he returns, Granny Judith asks what color clothing his passenger wore, for she’s had a dream-vision and is making a quilt from squares of these “freedom colors.” When there are only two squares left, she tells him, “Dream says we got to get ourselves over the river, ’cause the danger’s gonna grow awful.”
 
This compelling story, powerfully and poignantly illustrated, is a memorable celebration of courage, hope, and unselfish love.
 
Night Boat to Freedom is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.


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9780374312664 | details & prices | 40 pages | 10.25 × 11.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 1.15 lbs | List price $16.99
About: At the request of his fellow slave Granny Judith, Christmas John risks his life to take runaways across a river from Kentucky to Ohio, based on actual slave narratives recorded in the 1930s.

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