Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Rappaport, Doreen.
New York : Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, c2006.
IL K-3, RL 2.3
ISBN 0786806451
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There are many stories about slaves escaping to freedom during the Civil War but this is a wonderful story based on a true event.  A crew of slaves took a Confederate ship and sailed it to freedom.  They made a gift of the ship to the Union navy.  Think it sounds to wild to be true?  Read about the heroic adventure of Robert Smalls and his crew.
SUBJECTS:      Smalls, Robert, 1839-1915.
                        Slaves -- Fiction.
                        United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction.
                        Freedom -- Fiction.
                        Warships -- Fiction.
                        South Carolina -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.

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