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Freedom River (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) (edition 2000)

by Doreen Rappaport, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)

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Member:LauraMcQueen
Title:Freedom River (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books)
Authors:Doreen Rappaport
Other authors:Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
Info:Hyperion Book CH (2000), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:nonfiction, Underground Railroad, bravery, slavery, patience

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Freedom River by Doreen Rappaport

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Genre: Historical Fiction
Genre Critique: Freedom River uses realistic characters and setting to describe an actual event (slave trade/underground railroad) through a freed African American's perspective.
Review/Critique: This book was a good one that showed a different view on the black slave trade and the underground railroad.
Media: Paint, Collage ( )
  MkM | Apr 5, 2013 |
This is a wonderful book that everyone should read! It tells the tale of John Parker a real man who helped many families escape slavery in Kentucky after he bought his own freedom. In this story he helps the family of Sarah, Issac, and their baby. Before they leave on their journey he has to sneak into the slave owner's home and take the baby from the bedroom. He does this and wakes the owner who chases them through the Forrest, but they get to boat and across the river to Ohio safely. This is a tale of absolute bravery. John Parker was an amazing individual that every student should learn about. This story could be read in connection with slavery, the Civil War, and many other things. The illustrations in this book are fantastic and meaningful to the story, they help the reader really visualize the scenes that take place. This is a wonderful book! ( )
  LauraMcQueen | Jan 17, 2013 |
Ex-slave John Parker ‘s story is told with an event that took place while helped a family escape slavery in Kentucky to freedom in Ohio. ( )
  starkss | Dec 11, 2012 |
Freedom River is the account of former slave John Parker who often risks his life in order to help free other slaves. It lays out a good description of what the Underground Railroad consisted of. It is an incredible story of one of history's forgotten heroes. ( )
  dbcollin | Sep 16, 2012 |
Freedom River is an Afro-American abolitionist’s biography. It won a Coretta Scott King award. For being a picture book, it does a good job with telling about a part of history. The illustrator also does an amazing job with the pictures to show the story. Both the pictures and text expressed the same story. ( )
  abarnes012892 | Sep 16, 2012 |
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This book tells the story of how John Parker, a former slave, saves a family from slavery and leads them to the Underground Railroad. John Parker worked and paid money for his own freedom. This story took place in Kentucky and Ohio.
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Describes an incident in the life of John Parker, an ex-slave who became a successful businessman in Ripley, Ohio, and who repeatedly risked his life to help other slaves escape to freedom.

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