THE LEGEND OF FREEDOM HILL
New York : Lee and Low, 2000.
IL K-3, RL 3.6
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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)
Gold mines and mining -- Fiction.
Fugitive slaves -- Fiction.
Slavery -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Jews -- United States -- Fiction.
California -- Fiction.
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