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Unbound : a novel in verse / Ann E. Burg.

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ISBN#9780545934275
BIB ID#2029948
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Unbound : a novel in verse

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The day nine-year-old Grace is called to work in the kitchen in the Big House, everyone warns her to to keep her head down and her thoughts to herself, but the more she sees of the oppressive Master and his hateful wife, the more she questions things until one day her thoughts escape--and to avoid being separated she and her family flee into the Dismal Swamp, to join the other escaped slaves who live there.

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From the award-winning author of All the Broken Pieces, comes a new novel-in-verse that is a gripping, transcendent story about a little-known piece of slave history.

Grace has grown up in slavery. As difficult as life on the Virginia plantation is, at least she has her family: Momma, her younger brothers, Thomas and Willy, Aunt Sara, and Uncle Jim. When she overhears Master and Mistress plotting to sell her brothers, she and her family decide to run away that same night. But without time to plan their escape and go north along the Underground Railroad, their only choice is to head deep into the woods of the Dismal Swamp -a remote wilderness, filled with wild animals; daily searches for food, water, and shelter; and the ever present anxiety of being caught.

Historians have recently discovered evidence of the Dismal Swamp, and a community of slaves who sought refuge there. Ann Burg's unflinching story, written in her signature luminous verse, sheds light on this little-known story and the courage of a people who risked everything for the chance to be free.

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BaysideJ BurgJuvenile Hard CoverHistorical Fic0228586744432Available
BroadwayJ BurgJuvenile Hard Cover0228486670281Available
FlushingJ BurgJuvenile Paperback0228596700325Due 7-10-2017
FlushingJ BurgJuvenile Hard Cover0228597104881Due 7-10-2017
FlushingJ BurgJuvenile Hard Cover0228586859560Available
Forest HillsJ BurgJuvenile Hard Cover0228585426239Available
Glen OaksJ BurgJuvenile Hard Cover0228573153506Available
PeninsulaJ BurgJuvenile Hard Cover0228579082873Available
WoodsideJ BurgJuvenile Hard Cover0228579058758Available

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