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Unbound : a novel in verse / Ann E. Burg.

Burg, Ann E., (author.).

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Babcock Library - Ashford J Bur (Text to phone) 33110144130240 Juvenile Nutmeg Available -
Bethel Public Library J BURG (NUTMEG INT.) (Text to phone) 34030141530003 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Brookfield Library J F/BURG (Text to phone) 34029136904769 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Brookfield Library J F/ BURG (Text to phone) 34029145625157 Juvenile Fiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown J FIC BURG (Text to phone) 34014138154977 Juvenile Fiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown YA FIC BURG (Text to phone) 34014138153235 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Derby Public Library JJ BUR (Text to phone) 34047141759325 Chapter Book Fiction Available -
Douglas Library - North Canaan JF BUR (Text to phone) 33490002538902 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Douglas Library of Hebron J FIC BUR (Text to phone) 33400142228876 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Douglas Library of Hebron J FIC BUR (Text to phone) 33400142228884 Juvenile Fiction Available -
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The day nine-year-old Grace is called to work in the kitchen in the Big House, everyone warns her to to keep her head down and her thoughts to herself, but the more she sees of the oppressive Master and his hateful wife, the more she questions things until one day her thoughts escape--and to avoid being separated she and her family flee into the Dismal Swamp, to join the other escaped slaves who live there.
Target Audience Note:
Middle School.
900 Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader 5.1.
Reading Counts! 6.2.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2019.
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Intermediate, 2020.
Subject: Slaves > United States > Juvenile fiction.
African American families > Juvenile fiction.
Slavery > United States > Juvenile fiction.
Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.) > Juvenile fiction.
Southern States > History > 1775-1865 > Juvenile fiction.
Novels in verse.
Slavery > Fiction.
Fugitive slaves > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.
Dismal Swamp (N.C. and Va.) > Fiction.
Southern States > History > 1775-1865 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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by Burg, Ann E.
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From the award-winning author of All the Broken Pieces and Serafina's Promise comes a breathtaking new novel that is her most transcendent and widely accessible work to date. The day Grace is called from the slave cabins to work in the Big House, Mama makes her promise to keep her eyes down. Uncle Jim warns her to keep her thoughts tucked private in her mind or they could bring a whole lot of trouble and pain. But the more Grace sees of the heartless Master and hateful Missus, the more a rightiness voice clamors in her head-asking how come white folks can own other people, sell them on the auction block, and separate families forever. When that voice escapes without warning, it sets off a terrible chain of events that prove Uncle Jim's words true. Suddenly, Grace and her family must flee deep into the woods, where they brave deadly animals, slave patrollers, and the uncertainty of ever finding freedom. With candor and compassion, Ann E. Burg sheds light on a startling chapter of American history--the remarkable story of runaways who sought sanctuary in the Great Dismal Swamp--and creates a powerful testament to the right of every human to be free.

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