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Almost to Freedom

By Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Illustrated by Colin Bootman

Lindy and her doll Sally are best friends, they do everything together. So when Lindy and her mother run away in search of freedom, Sally joins her enslaved family on their quest for freedom.

Lindy's rag doll Sally vividly narrates her enslaved family's courageous escape through the Underground Railroad. At once heart-wrenching and uplifting, this story about friendship and the strength of the human spirit will touch the lives of all readers long after the journey has ended.

  • Awarded the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor.
  • "This accessible story... makes its impact without frightening or overwhelming readers. It is ultimately a story of hope and resilience, love and friendship." - School Library Journal.

About the author

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson is the author of The Book Itch, as well as three Coretta Scott King Award-winning books: No Crystal Stair, Bad News for Outlaws, and Almost to Freedom. She is a youth services librarian in New Mexico.

About the illustrator

Colin Bootman is the award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including Young Frederick Douglass, Almost to Freedom, and The Steel Pan Man of Harlem—which he also wrote. He and his books have received numerous awards, including the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, the Schneider Family Book Award, and the Teacher’s Choice Award. Born in Trinidad, Mr. Bootman came to the United States at the age of seven and found that art helped him cope with his new environment. Once a young artist himself, Mr. Bootman hopes his art can encourage children to follow their dreams and embrace their passions.

ISBN: 9781575053424
Imprint: Carolrhoda Books – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: June 1, 2016
Dimensions: 235 x 279mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $32.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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