The Freedom Ship of Robert Smalls
This new edition of The Freedom Ship of Robert Smalls, originally published in 1971, features Louise Meriwether's original narrative, now illustrated by the colorful paintings of renowned Southern artist Jonathan Green.
"The Freedom Ship reveals how Robert Smalls', a young slave, dream of freedom for himself and his family propelled him to greatness during the American Civil War. His dramatic biography is movingly told and beautifully illustrated to show how bravery, determination, and concern for others enabled him to become an important political leader and American hero."—Bernard Powers, professor of history, College of Charleston
"Meriwether's book captivatingly details Robert Smalls' journey from slavery to freedom. Through engaging text and Green's vivid illustrations, young readers will learn the dehumanizing experience of slavery and the personal toll it inflicted. Smalls' example will serve as a model to young readers about how to persevere, challenge injustice, and take pride in empowering one's self."—Courtney Tollison, Furman University, author of World War II and Upcountry South Carolina
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