A Good Night for Freedom by Barbara Olenyik Morrow

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Hallie discovers two runaway slaves hiding in Levi Coffin's house and must choose between protecting herself and her family or helping the two strangers she's only just met.

About Barbara Olenyik Morrow

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Barbara Olenyik Morrow has been a newspaper reporter and has contributed to university magazines and educational journals. She has written a number of historical books and is fascinated by the Underground Railroad. She lives in Indiana. Leonard Jenkins has illustrated a number of books for children, including A Kenya Christmas by Tony Johnston and Malcolm X : A Fire Burning Brightly by Walter Dean Myers, and teaches at Pratt Institute. His collage-style artwork has received high praise. He lives in New York City.
Published February 1, 2004 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this thoughtful work of historical fiction, a child must decide whether to abide by the law and turn in two runaway slaves or go against it and aid them in their pursuit of freedom.

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Loosely based on events that occurred in 1839 Indiana, this gripping tale opens as Hallie, who sells butter to neighbors, leaves a delivery in the cellar of the house owned by Quakers Catharine and Levi Coffin (who is considered by many to be president of the Underground Railroad, as stated in an...

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