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JOURNEYS FOR FREEDOM by Susan Buckley

JOURNEYS FOR FREEDOM

A New Look at America’s Story

By Susan Buckley (Author) , Elspeth Leacock (Author) , Rodica Prato (Illustrator)

Age Range: 9 - 12

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 2006
ISBN: 0-618-22323-1
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Deborah Sampson enlists in the Continental Army as Robert Shurtliff to join the fight for independence. Imprisoned for six and-a-half years during the Cultural Revolution, Nien Cheng leaves China to come to the U.S. Peter Malual, a “lost boy” of Sudan, survives rebel soldiers, crocodiles and near starvation and finds his way to America. These and 17 other dramatic stories of journeys to freedom make up this purposefully inspirational volume. The writing is clear and direct, and each two-page spread includes a map, a box of facts and a brief description of the journey. Red numbers in the text guide readers to locations on the maps. Continuing the series that began with Journeys in Time (2001) and Places in Time (2001), this will be a handy resource for reading aloud and for history reports. (acknowledgments, notes, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)