Czechgirl's Reviews > The Journey of Little Charlie
The Journey of Little Charlie (National Book Award Finalist)
Feb 24, 2018
This was an easy read as far as interest level goes. This story drew me in immediately. However, the content was not as easy to read. It tells the true horror of slave-catching and the dangers that lurk with them. It brought in some history I was not quite aware of, but makes sense. If you were an escaped slaves, the northern states didn't necessarily support your freedom. You had to carry documents showing you were a freed slave, which made the escape to Canada so much more important to escaped slave. I was not aware of the laws in Canada protecting escaped slaves. Good for Canada. The dialect in the story shows Curtis' writing talent, but is hard to read at times. Very thick dialect.
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