RUNNING OUT OF NIGHT
New York : Delacorte, 2014
IL 3-6, RL 5.2
The day Zenobia knocked at her door, Girl’s life began to change. Zenobia was a runaway slave, whose family had all been separated and sold away to cruel plantation owners.
The two girls, of disparate color and background, forged an unlikely bond of friendship. Zenobia gave her a new name: Lark, because she sang like a bird. Together, they made their escape by night, using just their wits and a great deal of courage. They endured many hair-raising close calls, even as they received assistance from some Quaker families on the Underground Railroad. Did they successfully elude their pursuers and make it to freedom?
gritty, well-told historical novel, filled with
high adventure. (Booktalk by the NH
Great Stone Face Committee)
A runaway slave girl and a white girl, who was never even given a name by her abusive father, team up in an attempt to escape from the abuse in their lives during the early 1800s. Follow their bumpy ride in this historical fiction adventure as they try to find freedom while the Southern dialect, colloquialisms, and superstitions give this book an authentic voice. (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Program, 2017)
Runaways -- Fiction.
Fugitive slaves -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.