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Dahlberg, Maurine F.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
IL 3-6, RL 4.0
ISBN 0374372640
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Born a slave, Jonas has no larger goal in life than to become the master's manservant.  But that is not to be.  He is sent to accompany the master's son on his trip to the goldfields of Kansas.  This is a journey that will open Jonas' eyes as to the possibilities out in the world.  He meets people who don't believe in slavery and he finds that he has skills that he can use in the free world.  And now Jonas has a big decision to make.  How will the new Jonas fit in the old Jonas' life?
SUBJECTS:     Slavery -- Fiction.
                        Fugitive slaves -- Fiction.
                        African Americans -- Fiction.
                        Voyages and travels -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.

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