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Altman, Linda Jacobs.
New York : Lee and Low, 2000.
IL K-3, RL 3.6
ISBN  1584300035
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Sophie is Jewish and Rosabel is a free African American during the time of the Gold Rush in California. Both are outsiders in their community, but have become good friends. When Rosabelís mother, a runaway slave, is captured by a slave catcher who plans to return her to her owners, the girls make plans to buy her freedom. They take to the hills to mine for gold, searching for a place too small for a grownup. What they find and what they do will surprise you as much as it does the townsfolk and the slave catcher. Learn how Freedom Hill earns its name in this exciting story.  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2004-2005)
SUBJECTS:     Gold mines and mining -- Fiction.
                        Fugitive slaves -- Fiction.
                        Slavery -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.
                        Jews -- United States -- Fiction.
                        California -- Fiction.


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