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Polacco, Patricia.

Summary: After a fellow slave is beaten to death, Sadie and her family flee the plantation for freedom through the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC POL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J History Polacco 2009

Drummond, Allan.

Summary: Describes the unveiling of the Statue of Liberty and its importance as a symbol of freedom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Frances Foster Books 2002

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE History Drummond 2002

Thomas, Angie

Summary: "Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win the first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip-hop legend who died right before she hit big, Bris got massive shoes to fill. But it's hard to get your come up when you're labeled a hoodlum at school and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: YA PA FIC THO

Anderson, M. T.

Summary: Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2006

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC AND

Curtis, Christopher Paul

Summary: In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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Rothenberg, Jess

Summary: Ana, a half-android, half-human employee of a futuristic fantasy theme park, the Kingdom, faces a charge of murder in a tale told through flashbacks and court transcripts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ROT

Voigt, Cynthia.

Summary: Fredle, a young mouse cast out of his home, faces dangers and predators outside, makes some important discoveries and allies, and learns the meaning of freedom as he struggles to return home.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2011

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Stacks, Call number: J FIC VOI

Anderson, M. T.

Summary: Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2008

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC AND

Davies, Kate

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "A fresh, funny, audacious debut novel about a Bridget Jones-like twenty-something who discovers that she may have simply been looking for love -- and, ahem, pleasure -- in all the wrong places (aka: from men)"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DAV

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DAV

Nolen, Jerdine

Summary: In the antebellum South, two siblings shelter a large, mysterious, wounded bird and eventually follow it west toward freedom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE NOL

Ely, Lyndsay

Summary: In a post-Second Civil War lawless West, sharpshooter Serendipity "Pity" Jones stars in, and lives at, the Theater Vespertine, but there is a dark cost to her freedom that Pity may not be willing to pay.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jimmy Patterson Books, Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ELY

Patrick, Denise Lewis.

Summary: "What if you suddenly found yourself in Addy Walker's world in the middle of the Civil War? Join Addy on adventures as you outrun a slave catcher, raise money for soldiers, and search for Addy's family. Your journey back in time can take whatever twists and turns you choose, as you select from a variety of options in this multiple-ending story"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Girl 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC PAT

Katsoulis, Gregory Scott

Summary: "On the day she went silent, Speth never meant for anyone to follow her lead--or to start a rebellion of Silents. But after taking down the tyrant Silas Rog and freeing the city from his grasp, everyone is looking to Speth for answers she doesn't have. All she wants is to find her parents, who are shackled to a lifetime of servitude in exchange for a debt they can never repay. But how can Speth...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harlequin Teen 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC KAT

Cooper, Floyd

Summary: Little Mazie wants the freedom to stay up late, but her father explains what freedom really means in the story of Juneteenth, and how her ancestors celebrated their true freedom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Young Readers, a Capstone imprint 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE COO

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE COO

Lai, Remy

Summary: "Every Saturday, Pawcasso trots into town with a basket, a shopping list, and cash in paw to buy groceries for his family. One day, he passes eleven-year-old Jo, peering out the window of her house, bored and lonely. Astonished by the sight of an adorable basket-toting dog on his own, Jo follows Pawcasso, and when she's seen alongside him by a group of kids from her school, they mistake her for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2021

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Haddix, Margaret Peterson.

Summary: When thirteen-year-old Luke Garner unwittingly sets off a rebellion which sweeps the country and ousts the Population Police from power, he quickly realizes that the new regime is corrupt and he may hold the only key to true freedom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin Paperbacks 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HAD

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J Fiction Had

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC HAD

Curtis, Christopher Paul.

Summary: In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD CUR

Oliver, Alison

Summary: Throughout her busy days, Moon wonders what it would be like to be wild and free until the day she meets a wolf and learns his "wolfy ways."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE OLI

Kidd, Ronald

Summary: Hoping that the arrival of Freedom Riders in her town will help her community shed its antiquated views, thirteen-year-old Billie is forced to confront her own mindset when things turn tragic.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman & Company 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC KID

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC KID

Horacek, Petr

Summary: "The tiger is the most fearless animal in the jungle, but when hunters take him to a cage in the city he discovers there is something much more valuable than strength or power"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers 2020

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Collum, Danny Duncan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Apprentice House 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COL

Bauer, Marion Dane.

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Polly Rodgers keeps a diary of her 1873 journey from England to Minnesota as part of a colony of eighty people seeking religious freedom, and of their first year struggling to make a life there, led by her father, a Baptist minister.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2003

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BAU

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC BAU

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Stacks, Call number: Y DA

Thomas, Angie

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time-- and has massive shoes to fill. She's been labeled a hoodlum at school, and the fridge at home is empty after her mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral -- for all the wrong reasons. Portrayed by the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Thomas 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC THO

Kingsbury, Karen

Summary: Hamilton High Principal Wendell Quinn is tired of the violence, drug abuse, teen pregnancies, and low expectations at his Indianapolis school. A single father of four, Quinn is a Christian and a family man. He wants to see change in his community, so he starts a voluntary after-school Bible Study and prayer program. He knows he is risking his job by leading the program, but the high turnout at...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA Fiction Kin

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