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The Brave Escape of Ellen and William Craft (Graphic Library: Graphic History)

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Tells the story of Ellen and William Craft's unique escape from slavery in Georgia to freedom in Pennsylvania.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Capstone (first published 2005)
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Mrs W
Feb 25, 2014 Mrs W rated it really liked it
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Ellen and William Craft escaped slavery in Georgia during the Christmas holiday of 1848. Their primary motive was their desire for a large family and their refusal to raise children in slavery. Not only would the children be slaves, but as the legal property of the slave owner, they could be taken from their parents at any time. The young couple disguised Ellen, a light-skinned, half-white woman, as a white, male slave owner travelling with his slave. Because she couldn’t read or write, Ellen wr ...more
Lady Knight
I initially picked this up after recognizing the disguise depicted on the front cover. I just recently listened to the "Stuff You Missed in History Class" podcast on the Craft's escape and was eager to read a graphic novel version of their amazing story.

While definitely done in an appealing style, this was definitely a little short for me. Granted I'm not in the target audience, for whom I do think it would be a perfect encapsulation, but the book did seem a little light on facts. I do think I w
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