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Bryant, Louella
Shelburne, Vt. : New England Press, 1996
IL 5-8
ISBN 1881535223

Young Charity is heading North.  She isn't sure why her sister Bea came for her at this time, but she knows that she is in danger.  Their owner has hired a slave catcher to bring them back to the plantation so they only travel by night when they can hide in the shadows.  Charity didn't have a bad life on the plantation.  She worked in the house and spent a majority of her time with the owner's daughter.  Charity liked Bethy and liked the opportunity to get an education along with Bethy.  Bea worked in the fields and had a much harder life.  When Bea said it was time to go, Charity had regrets but knew she must go.  So, the girls find themselves in Burlington, Vermont hiding in the basement of a very kind man.  The girls are so close to their Montreal destination and yet there are complications that may change their plans.  Join Charity and Bea and they flee North in THE BLACK BONNET.

SUBJECTS:      Underground railroad -- Fiction
                         Fugitive slaves -- Fiction

                        Slavery -- Fiction


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