So many stories of enslavement and escape – here are two to read with your ears!
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Download either or both titles by clicking on the link from Thursday through Wednesday (14-20 June 2018), then listen to them whenever you want.
During the Civil War, young free-man Samuel stands up for his brother and is sold from their Northern orphanage into Southern slavery where he vows to remember his own name and regain his freedom.
Come August, Come Freedom: the Bellows, the Gallows, and the Black General Gabriel (download here free 14-20 June 2018)
by Gigi Amateau
Read by J.D. Jackson
Published by Candlewick on Brilliance Publishing
Born into slavery, talented blacksmith Gabriel is inspired by Haitian revolutionaries to organize enslaved people of Virginia to rebel in 1800 – a little-known true story.
This Juneteenth, what other historical stories of rebellion and freedom should we be hearing?