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By Freedom's Light

4.57  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
To thirteen-year-old Sarah Caldwell, everything in Indiana is dark--the bug-filled cabin, the woods engulfing the farm, and especially the future. She is far from her beloved sister, Rachel, who stayed in North Carolina when their family moved. Their widowed father has married Eliza, a young Quaker schoolteacher, and Sarah has just discovered that Eliza is an abolitionist! ...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published August 15th 2009 by Indiana Historical Society
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Jerusha
Feb 15, 2010 Jerusha rated it really liked it
I read this book to my 4th grade class, because it tied in to our chapter about the Civil War, Slavery, and the Underground Railroad. It was an awesome coming-of-age story of a young Indiana girl seeing a side of slavery she never thought would.
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Mar 31, 2010 Sisters Mary-of-the-Woods rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Junior high school teachers; 8th grade students; parents who homeschool; 4th grade students
Shelves: woodsup-history
Tells the story of a young Indiana pioneer, Sarah Caldwell, who grew up in the slave-holding state of North Carolina. Through her stepmother, Eliza, Sarah is introduced to the Underground Railroad in Newport (now Fountain City), Indiana, and the Quaker abolitionists, Levi and Catharine Coffin.
Dale
Jun 25, 2016 Dale rated it it was amazing
Set in Eastern Indiana in 1842, this short novel does a great job of talking about slavery for a grades 4-6 audience.

The Caldwell family has recently moved to Indiana from North Carolina. They are Quakers. Nowadays, Quakers are famous for their anti-slavery stand and participation in the Underground Railroad in the 1800s. But, in reality, the Quakers are split in two groups. All are anti-slavery but some believe that you should not break the law by helping runaway slaves. Others believe that hel
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