Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Wait, Lea.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2003
IL 3-6, RL 6.1
ISBN 068984719X
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I am a very lucky slave. Most slaves don't get to do things they like to do. I am working on the docks in the  Charleston Harbor . I love everything about sailing. I would love to sail my own ship rather than work for someone else. My friend Jim said that if we run away up north, then we can be free and sail our own ship. Papa always told me if I saw a possibility to be free to take it. I am really scared but I think I should do like Papa said and take the chance. Should Jim and I risk the chance for freedom? What will happen if we get caught? Read my story in Seaward Born. (Prepared by Theresa Harmon, SCASL Children’s Book Awards)
SUBJECTS:     Slavery -- Fiction.
                        Fugitive slaves -- Fiction.
                        Stowaways -- Fiction.
                        Sailing -- Fiction.
                        Charleston (S.C.) -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Fiction.
                        Historical fiction.
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