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Freedom Calls: Journey of a Slave Girl

by Sawyer, Kem Knapp
Publisher: White Mane Kids
Retail Price: $17.95
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 1572492066

Drawing characters and events from the real-life 1848 attempted escape by sea of 76 slaves in Washington, D.C., this historical fiction novel for teenagers features Louisa, a 15-year-old slave owned by a U.S. senator, and her 14-year-old friend Abby, whose father publishes the National Era, an abolitionist newspaper in the nation's capital. With clandestine help from Abby, Louisa eventually escapes to freedom and romance in London.

review of Freedom Calls: Journey of a Slave Girl, by Sawyer, Kem Knapp, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).