Freedom River (Paperback)
One thousand feet across the Ohio River lay Ripley, Ohio--and freedom. Before the Civil War, Kentucky was a slave state, while Ohio remained free. Time and time again, John Parker, an ex-slave who had bought his own freedom, led Kentucky slaves across a thin stretch of river to Ohio, and safety. These dangerous journeys demanded a tremendous amount of courage, planning, and faith.
Freedom River is based on a true story of one man's determination to help an African American family escape from slavery along the legendary Underground Railroad.
|Lexile ® Measure
|Doreen Rappaport and Bryan Collier
|Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9
|Disney Publishing Worldwide