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Seeking freedom : the untold story of Fortress Monroe and the ending of slavery in America / Selene Castrovilla ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis.

Castrovilla, Selene, 1966- (author.). Lewis, Earl B., (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 3 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Thompson Public Library.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Thompson Public Library J973.7 Castrovilla (Text to phone) 34038139262166 Juvenile New Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781635925821
  • ISBN: 1635925827
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Honesdale : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
"George Scott peered at the nearby Union fortress. Something miraculous was taking place! Three enslaved men had entered but had not been cast out. To Scott, the fortress must be a sanctuary. A place where the three would be safe from capture and harm--never to return to the Confederate South. But exactly why were they granted refuge? Scott left the woods where he had been hiding and joined others in line to enter the fortress. Once inside, his knowledge of the area and the movements of the Confederate army impressed the fortress's commander, Major General Benjamin Butler. Working together, they plotted a plan to save the fortress from enemy attack. Would the fortress survive? Would Scott survive? Selene Castrovilla and E.B. Lewis weave a suspenseful tale revealing how two men's brave stand meant eventual freedom to thousands of African Americans and led President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation." -- Book jacket
Subject: Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893 > Juvenile literature.
Fort Monroe (Va.) > History > Juvenile literature.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > African Americans > Juvenile literature.

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