Bright Freedom's Song

Bright Freedom's Song

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Bright Freedom Cameron, age 13, knows in her heart that slavery is wrong - but can she stand by her convictions? Bright Cameron has always been taught that freedom is a person's most precious right. After all, Papa came to America as a poor indentured worker from Scotland, and he toiled for years until his friend Marcus, a slave, helped him to freedom. But for Bright, slavery has always been something she has only heard about. Then she discovers that Mama and Papa are hiding runaway slaves in a hidden compartment of Papa's wagon and boarding them in the barn. Soon Bright, too, becomes involved in her family's secret world. One night, when Papa falls ill, Bright discovers how dear freedom truly is - and what price it exacts from those who must struggle for it. Gloria Houston is the author of many books for young readers, including three illustrated by Thomas B. Allen: "Littlejim," an IRA Teachers' Choice and an NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies; "Littlejim's Gift"; and "Littlejim's Dreams" (Harcourt Brace, 1997), winner of the 1997 American Association of University Women Award in Juvenile Literature. Her book "The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree," illustrated by Barbara Cooney, was named a Booklist Best Book of the Decade. Ms. Houston is author-in-residence at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, and lives in western North Carolina.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.68g
  • Harcourt Children's Books
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0152018123
  • 9780152018122

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