Almost to Freedom by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
(Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book)

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Lindy and her doll Sally are best friends - wherever Lindy goes, Sally stays right by her side. They eat together, sleep together, and even pick cotton together. So, on the night Lindy and her mama run away in search of freedom, Sally goes too. This young girl's rag doll 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.

About Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

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Nelson is a children's librarian. R. GREGORY CHRISTIE is a three-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Honor and has been twice recognized on The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books list. He currently paints in the evenings while traveling around the country doing school visits.
Published November 1, 2013 by Carolrhoda Books. 40 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As she explains in an author's note, Nelson (Mayfield Crossing ) was inspired to write this story by a folk art museum's exhibit of black rag dolls, a few of which were discovered in Underground Railroad hideouts.

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For children old enough to comprehend some aspects of the historical setting and political situation in the story, this is an emotionally rewarding and ultimately optimistic story.

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