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By Freedom's Light

4.6 of 5 stars 4.60  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  2 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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Sisters Mary-of-the-Woods
Mar 31, 2010 Sisters Mary-of-the-Woods rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Junior high school teachers; 8th grade students; parents who homeschool; 4th grade students
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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.
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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