Rebecca's Reviews > Freedom's Wings: Corey's Diary, Kentucky to Ohio, 1857

Freedom's Wings by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
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Apr 01, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: diaries, historical-fiction
Read in April, 2001

Nine-year-old Corey and his parents live in slavery on a Kentucky farm in 1857. But Corey has one thing most slaves don't have - his father, who was educated, has taught him to read and write, and to practice, Corey keeps a diary. When his father learns he is to be sold, he runs away, fleeing for the North. Corey and his pregnant mother soon follow, facing great danger because they hope to be able to live in freedom. Will Corey's family ever be reunited in freedom - or will they be separated and returned to slavery? Told through the form of Corey's journal, this book reveals what it was like for slaves who dared to escape bondage and made the dangerous journey along the Underground Railroad.

This book was an enjoyable read that should be enjoyed by readers who liked other books in the My America series.

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