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Platt, Christine A.

Summary: "It's summertime! Ana & Andrew travel to visit their grandparents in Savannah, Georgia. While they are there, they learn that Grandma and Grandpa's church was built by slaves. With some help from an unusual source!' -- Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calico Kid, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE PLA

Hegamin, Tonya

Summary: In 1848 Willow, a fifteen-year-old educated slave girl, faces an inconceivable choice -- between bondage and freedom, family and love -- as free born, seventeen-year-old Cato, a black man, takes it upon himself to sneak as many fugitive slaves to freedom as he can on the Mason-Dixon Line.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Anderson, Laurie Halse.

Summary: Separated from his friend Isabel after their daring escape from slavery, fifteen-year-old Curzon serves as a free man in the Continental Army at Valley Forge until he and Isabel are thrown together again, as slaves once more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2010

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC AND

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

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: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Walter, Jon

Summary: Samuel and his younger brother, Joshua, are free black boys living in an orphanage during the Civil War, but when Samuel takes the blame for his brother's prank, he is sent South, given a new name, and sold into slavery--and somehow he must survive both captivity and the war, to find his way back to his brother.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: David Fickling Books/Scholastic Inc. 2016

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

Davis, Charlotte Nicole

Summary: "The country of Arketta calls them Good Luck Girls--they know their luck is anything but. Sold to a "welcome house" as children and branded with cursed markings. Trapped in a life they would never have chosen. When Clementine accidentally kills a man, the girls risk a dangerous escape and harrowing journey to find freedom, justice, and revenge in a country that wants them to have none of those...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor Teen 2019

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

Davis, Bryan

Summary: Jason Masters does not believe that dragons take people to another realm as slaves until his own brother is taken, but once through the portal he meets Koren, a slave struggling to destroy a black egg prophesied to doom all mankind.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zondervan 2010

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION DAV

Walter, Jon

Summary: Samuel and his younger brother, Joshua, are free black boys living in an orphanage during the Civil War, but when Samuel takes the blame for his brother's prank, he is sent South, given a new name, and sold into slavery--and somehow he must survive both captivity and the war, to find his way back to his brother.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC WAL

Jacques, Brian.

Summary: Continuing their adventures through space and time, Ben and his faithful dog, Ned, find themselves in the Mediterranean region in 1703, befriended by a troupe of traveling entertainers and relentlessly pursued by ruthless Barbary slave traders.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2006

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

Ho, Oliver.

Summary: An abridged version of the adventures of a nineteenth-century boy and a runaway slave as they float down the Mississippi River on a raft.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Pub. 2006

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Set Ho 2006

Porter, Connie Rose

Summary: With the end of the Civil War in 1865, Addy desperately hopes that her family will be reunited in freedom in Philadelphia, but the future may hold both happiness and heartache.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pleasant Co. Publications 2000

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Davis, Bryan.

Summary: The quest to rescue the slaves on the dragon planet of Starlight continues, as those from the human planet, Major Four, attempt to overcome the dragon prophecy surrounding the black egg, while those on Starlight work to fullfill the prophecy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zondervan 2011

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION DAV

Davis, Bryan

Summary: The resurrected Starlighter, Cassabrie, may be the humans' last hope on Starlight as Jason, Koren, and Elyssa struggle to warn the soldiers of the dragon king's plan to wipe them out using a deadly disease that already threatens Koren's life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zondervan 2012

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION DAV

Hopkinson, Deborah.

Summary: A young girl flees from the farm where she has been worked as a slave and uses the Underground Railroad to escape to freedom in the north.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HOP

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

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

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

Johnson, Angela

Summary: In 1865, members of a family start their day as slaves, working in a Texas cotton field, and end it celebrating their freedom on what came to be known as Juneteenth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE JOH

Curtis, Christopher Paul

Summary: When his poor sharecropper father is killed in an accident and leaves the family in debt, twelve-year-old Little Charlie agrees to accompany fearsome plantation overseer Cap'n Buck north in pursuit of people who have stolen from him; Cap'n Buck tells Little Charlie that his father's debt will be cleared when the fugitives are captured, which seems like a good deal until Little Charlie comes...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC CUR

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

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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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC CUR

Woodruff, Elvira.

Summary: In 1853, in letters to his older brother, eleven-year-old Levi describes his adventures in the Pennsylvania countryside with his black friend Jupiter and his experiences with the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1998

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Woodruff

Nickerson, Jane.

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Violet Dancey is spending the Civil War with a new stepmother and stepsister and her young cousin when she comes upon a wounded Yankee soldier, Thomas, who is being kept alive by mysterious voodoo practitioners.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC NIC

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

Paterson, Katherine.

Summary: While living on a Vermont poor farm during 1855 and 1856, Jip learns his identity and that of his mother and comes to understand how he arrived at this place.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lodestar Books 1996

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

Ewing, Amy

Summary: The Jewel means wealth, the Jewel means beauty--but for Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Born and raised in the Marsh, Violet finds herself living in the Jewel as a servant at the estate of the Duchess of the Lake. Addressed only by her number--#197--Violet is quickly thrown into the royal way of life. But behind its opulent and glittering façade, the Jewel hides its cruel and brutal truth,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC EWI

Anderson, Laurie Halse.

Summary: After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2008

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FICTION AND

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC And

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1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Anderson 2008

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