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was a slave on a plantation. He was just a boy so he did not have
to work in the fields like many of the older slaves. He also got
to know the granddaughter of the plantation owner. When she gets
it into her head to teach Alec to read, no one thinks it's a good idea.
It is illegal to teach slaves to read. But Miss Zephie was determined
that he would learn and he would go to Vermont and be free. Will
Alec ever realize his dream?
Slavery -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Reading -- Fiction.
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