Sound the Jubilee by Sandra Forrester

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During the Civil War, Maddie, a young slave girl, and her family escape to freedom on Roanoke Island, where they and three thousand other former slaves develop an experimental community that ekes out a harsh existence as an island colony.
 

About Sandra Forrester

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Sandra Forrester is the author of Sound the Jubilee (Dutton) and My Home Is Over Jordan, both National Council for the Social Studies/Children's Book Council Notable Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies. She recently obtained her master's degree in library and information studies and lives in Durham, North Carolina.
 
Published February 1, 1997 by Perfection Learning. 192 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Picking up soon after Sound the Jubilee ends, the story of formerly enslaved Maddie Henry and her extended family moves into the Reconstruction Era.

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They build a house and, for the duration of the war, remain there in a model community, which Forrester bases on a settlement that did exist on Roanoke Island.

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