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The Long Walk: Slavery to Freedom

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Clarissa and her son, George Henry suffer the indignities of bondage––bought, sold, resold, and abused. Although scarred emotionally and physically, Clarissa refuses to accept enslavement. As Clarissa struggles against time, lessons from her grandmother fuel her compulsion to be free. On the trail, Clarissa and her son are rescued by the Underground Railroad passengers. Ta ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published June 12th 2012 by Anike Press
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Arlen
Bias alert - Ms. Owens-Lalude has just walked in the door here at North Sarasota Library in preparation for speaking tomorrow afternoon with our young people. She'll be addressing a meeting of the local chapter of ASALAH here at the library in the morning.

She's an extremely charming storyteller and mom and friend of my friends. I love the story of this book and the use of actual family names from the author's history. I love that she decided to write after years of telling stories to her sons.
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Lana Jackson
Feb 11, 2013 Lana Jackson rated it really liked it
Moving story based on the author's great-grandfather who escaped slavery via the Underground Railroad. George Henry was a young boy when he and his mother, Clarisa, were brought to Louisville, KY, and sold to a plantation owner who lived in Spencer County.

Since I live in Louisville and frequently travel to Spencer County for a "drive in the fresh country air," the geographical history was of particular interest to me. Location details and other historical information were woven throughout the st
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Judith C. Owens-Lalude
Nov 09, 2012 Judith C. Owens-Lalude added it  ·  (Review from the author)
NOTE:Louisville Courier Journal, Saturday, November 3, 2012
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The Long Walk:Slavery to Freedom is book that will hook you, making you cry, making you laugh, and then sad and glad––a must read.
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Jan 28, 2016 Suzy rated it it was amazing
A very personal, compelling story of slavery and the desire to be free at any cost. Set in Kentucky - illustrating KY's role as a borderline slave state and major artery along the Underground Railroad. Judith join the Zora's on the nite we discussed the book. She added many details that made the story even more interesting and important.
Jennie Dautermann
Uplifting and rich story of American slavery. Violence is modest ad kindness of fellow slaves is highlighted. Might work for older children.

Liked the quilt/map motif and the pictures of slave life Cruelty of owners is clear but not too violently drawn.
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Feb 19, 2013 Cynthia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: keepers
Immensely moving, rich storytelling; characters are thoroughly believable.
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