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Lottie's Courage: A Contraband Slave's Story

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This historical novel is based on memoirs and other records describing the experiences of runaway slaves who found refuge at Fortress Monroe in Virginia during the Civil War. Life among the contraband slaves provides the setting for Lottie's struggle to overcome her fears and keep alive the hope that someday she will find her mother. Winner of the 2005 Beacon of Freedom aw ...more
Paperback, 201 pages
Published February 1st 2003 by White Mane Publishing Company
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Suzi Stembridge
Nov 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book about a young slave girl written for young people is so engrossing that I read it to the end with great pleasure and learnt such a lot about the American quest for independence and about Abraham Lincoln.
Lottie is ten years old. Life has never been easy for her and her mother but as far as being reasonably treated the two slaves in America's southern state of Virginia know they cannot complain; that is until their mistress dies and Lottie's mother is inherited by their former mistress'
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Rachel N
The story of a young slave sold to a cruel slavemaster and separated from her mother at the start of the Civil War. Lottie escapes the slavemaster, with the help of elderly Weza who takes Lottie under her wing. They end up at historic Fortress Monroe in Virginia, home to thousands of “contraband slaves.” There, under horrible living conditions, Weza starts a laundry business, Lottie goes to school for the first time under the tutorship of a teacher sent by the American Missionary Society of Bost ...more
Connie
This story follows ten-year-old Lottie who has been sold at a slave auction. With the care and encouragement of an older woman, also slave, she gains courage and confidence on her journey to freedom. Black-and-white reproductions of prints and photographs help to give credence to the reality of the experience of slavery. There are content questions, a glossary, and other teaching tools in the back.
Marcy
Feb 06, 2016 added it
This book is a really good story. I met rhe autor in colonial williamsburg a while ago and her books are amazing.
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