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A Place Called Freedom

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In poetic and simple language, a young boy describes his family's 1832 move from slavery in Tennessee to a new settlement called Freedom in Indiana. Full-color illustrations.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Aladdin Paperbacks (first published 1997)
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Oct 05, 2014 Shawna added it
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This book would be great if you were to do a lesson on freedom during slavery in 1832. A young boy is telling his story of his family and the journey they traveled to be free.
Lucia Benzor
Would use this book when talking about life during the Reconstruction phase after the Civil War and how life was for former slaves. Gives lots of good details and illustrations to go with them. An inspiring story with a nice ending. I can also imagine using this book to help kids see the other side. If freed slaves were feeling and living a certain way, how were their former masters feeling and living now that their slaves were free? THinking about both sides could help students get an idea for ...more
Not as detailed as his other books, but still an enjoyable read.
Miss Amanda
prek-gr 2 picturebook

1830s Indiana 7 year old James Starman tells the story of how he and his parents and baby sister Lettie were freed by their master and journeyed north. In Indiana, they earned money working for a Quaker family and used it to buy land. As more people, freed and escaped slaves, their town grows until the railroad comes. Now their town needs a name. But what should they call it?

Great short story with great illustrations showing the different work of the members of the community
Tuyet Tran
This book was about how slavery got their freedom and set their own land. They started go change their slavery name once they were set free from their masters and began a new life as a famer in the new field of Indiana.

slaves, farming, plantation, runaway slavery, education
Brian Cave
A true story told of a family and their journey of freedom from Tennessee to Indiana. This book would relate well in our local classrooms, being that the book is in part about the state we live in. In Indiana, a group of freed slaves start their own community called Freedom.
Katrina Yazzie
This book was interesting. It's about family relationships. This could be a good re aloud when you are doing a lesson plan on civil war. The boy came from Tennessee to Indiana. I like the illustrations they were light colored.
I enjoyed this book, partially because it doesn't dwell on the issues of slavery, rather talks about what a group of freed slaves did and their achievements and struggles. It is an area that isn't always talked about.
A book about free slaves who now work in a farm. They now live like a regular family. Thomas' mom and dad decided to call their town, 'Freedom' . This book moved freely like an ocean water. :3
Shaeley Santiago
When a slave family is freed in Tennessee, they move north to Indiana where a Quaker family helps them get settled. Eventually more families join them in the town called Freedom.
Larry Carter
This is a great book to cover another view of the civil war. It takes a look at what the life of a freed slave was like.
What happens when a slave family is set free? This is a glimpse into the hard but proud life of just such a family.
good, but not as textured or rich as Pliiars or World without end.
This is a great book to teach students about slavery and freedom.
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