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Lottie's Courage: A Contraband Slave's Story

by Haislip, Phyllis Hall
Publisher: White Mane Kids
Retail Price: $7.95
Issue: Summer 2003
ISBN: 1572493119

Based on actual memoirs of runaway slaves who found refuge at Fortress Monroe, this is the story of a 10 year-old slave girl's flight to freedom. Separated from her mother at auction, Lottie finds support from an older woman with whom she would soon flee. Struggling to overcome her fears and in desperate search of her mother, Lottie's story offers a framework through which children can explore the issues of the Civil War, slavery, and human rights.

review of Lottie's Courage: A Contraband Slave's Story, by Haislip, Phyllis Hall, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2003).