Annotations for Eliza's Freedom Road : An Underground Railroad Diary


Baker & Taylor
A 12-year-old slave girl begins writing in a journal wherein she documents her journey via the Underground Railroad from Alexandria, Virginia, to freedom in St. Catherines, Canada. By the author of the ALA Notable Book, Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm.

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Baker & Taylor
A twelve-year-old slave girl begins writing in a journal where she documents her journey via the Underground Railroad from Alexandria, Virginia to freedom in St. Catherines, Canada.

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Baker & Taylor
A twelve-year-old slave girl begins writing in a journal where she documents her journey via the Underground Railroad from Alexandria, Virginia, to freedom in St. Catharines, Canada.

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Baker & Taylor
A twelve-year-old slave girl begins writing in a journal where she documents her journey via the Underground Railroad from Alexandria, Virginia, to freedom in St. Catherines, Canada.

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Simon and Schuster
It is 1852 in Alexandria, Virginia. Eliza's mother has been sent away and it is Abbey, the cook, who looks after Eliza, when Eliza isn't taking care of the Mistress. Eliza has the quilt her mother left her and the memory of the stories she told to keep her close. When her Mistress's health begins to fail and Eliza overhears the Master talk of Eliza being traded, Eliza takes to the night. She follows the path and the words of the farmhand Old Joe, " … travel the night … sleep the day. Go East. Your back to the set of the sun until you come to the safe house where the candlelight lights the window." All the while, Eliza recites the stories her mother taught her along her Freedom Road from Maryland to St. Catherine's, Canada.

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