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Smucker, Barbara.
New York : Harper Trophy, 1978.
IL 5-8  RL 5.0
ISBN 0064401065
Julilly sits with her mother and listens to stories about the north star. Julilly is a 12 year old slave girl and she is being sold away from her family and the only life she has ever known. Her mother tells of life in Canada where the slaves can go to be free. All she needs to do to find Canada is follow the north star. On the new plantation, life is hard. Julilly and her new friend Liza decide to runaway to Canada. The girls disguise themselves as boys as they are helped by abolitionists on the Underground Railroad. The girls are separated from the men helping them and they must get to Canada on their own. Will they be able to endure the pain, fear and exhaustion that they suffer every step of the way? Read RUNAWAY TO FREEDOM to find out how two strong girls attempt to accomplish what many grown men could not.
SUBJECTS:     Fugitive slaves  -- Fiction
                        Underground railroad  -- Fiction


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