A Picture of Freedom

A Picture of Freedom

The Diary of Clotee, A Slave Girl

Book - 1997
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It's 1859, and Clotee, a twelve-year-old slave, has the most wonderful, terrible secret. She knows that if she shares it with the wrong person, she will face unimaginable consequences. What is her secret? While doing her job of fanning her master's son during his lessons, Clotee has taught herself to read and write. But the tutor, Ely Harms, has a secret of his own. In a time when literacy is one of the most valuable skills to have, Clotee is determined to use her secret to save herself and her family. Patricia C. McKissack fills the pages of Clotee's diary with the intrigue and disloyalty of spies and traitors, with celebrations of life, and with the anguish of slavery and death.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, c1997.
ISBN: 9780590259880
0590259881
Branch Call Number: j F DEAR AME PICTURE
Characteristics: 192 pages : illustrations, maps, music ; 20 cm.

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Jessica__Reese Jul 01, 2015

I really enjoyed this book. It was about a slave girl named Clotee, who is 12. She lives in Belmont, Virginia. Her mother has passed away a few years ago, so she lives with her Aunt Tee and Uncle Heb. She works with Aunt Tee in the kitchen. They make food for Mas' Henley. He is their 'master' and he hates almost everything. the two things he loves is his wife, Miz Lily, and his son William. A lot of obstacles come by Clotee, and she might make it and she might not. You should read the book to see what happens to Clotee!

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aepearson21
Feb 24, 2015

This was a good book.

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