True North by Kathryn Lasky

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When Lucy Bradford's grandfather passes away, the fourteen-year-old girl unexpectedly inherits his secret work as an abolitionist, and she soon takes on the task of helping a young slave girl escape. By the author of Beyond the Burning Time.
 

About Kathryn Lasky

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Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor-winning author of over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her beloved Guardians of Ga'Hoole fantasy series has sold more than 4 million copies, and she is the author of the Daughters of the Sea series, the Wolves of the Beyond series, as well as A TIME FOR COURAGE and other Dear America titles. Kathryn has also written a number of critically acclaimed nonfiction titles, such as BEYOND THE BURNING TIME and TRUE NORTH. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, MA.
 
Published May 1, 1996 by Scholastic. 208 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Juxtaposed with the story of Afrika, a slave escaping to Canada via the hidden network, is the story of Lucy, seeking freedom from the tyranny of her privileged but stifling upbringing in 19th-century Boston society.

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Lasky (The Night Journey) again combines suspenseful fiction with history as she intersects the lives of two 19th-century adolescent girls: Afrika, a run-away slave from a Virginia plantation, and Lucy, a restless young socialite from Boston.

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In the years before the Civil War, the paths of two adolescent girls--one a Boston socialite, the other a runaway slave from Virginia--converge, and together they embark on a treacherous journey to the Canadian border.

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