Second daughter : the story of a slave girl [electronic resource]
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Second daughter : the story of a slave girl [electronic resource]

By Walter, Mildred Pitts.
OverDrive, Inc.

Genre Electronic books.

Audience Youth 0-15 years

Published 2016. by Open Road Media Teen & Tween, New York

ISBN 9781504027885

Bib Id 2514658

Description 1 online resource

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1504027884 (electronic bk.)
9781504027885 (electronic bk.)
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Second daughter : the story of a slave girl [electronic resource]
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by Open Road Media Teen & Tween, New York :
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1 online resource
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Set during the American Revolution and based on a true story, Elizabeth Freeman, a young slave, sues for her freedom--and wins Sheffield, Massachusetts. Six-year-old Aissa and her older sister, Elizabeth, work as slaves in the home of their owners--Master and Mistress Anna. Raised by Elizabeth after their mother died, and chafing under the yoke of bondage, Aissa is a natural-born rebel. Elizabeth, nicknamed Bett by her owners, is more accepting of her fate in spite of growing anti-slavery sentiment. She marries Josiah Freeman, a freed black man, and they have a child. Then on July 4, 1776, America achieves her dream of independence from England, and in 1780, Massachusetts drafts its own constitution, establishing a bill of rights. When Mistress Anna, angered by Aissa's defiance, threatens her with a hot coal shovel, Bett takes the blow instead, and is severely burned. She walks out of the house, vowing never to come back--and takes her owners to court. Second Daughter is both riveting historical fiction and rousing courtroom drama about slavery, justice, courage, and the unconquerable love between two sisters.
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