Lottie's Courage: A Contraband Slave's Story

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WHITE MANE Publishing Company Incorporated, Feb 1, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 201 pages
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This historical novel is based on memoirs and other records describing the experiences of runaway slaves who found refuge at Fortress Monroe in Virginia during the Civil War. Life among the contraband slaves provides the setting for Lottie's struggle to overcome her fears and keep alive the hope that someday she will find her mother. Winner of the 2005 Beacon of Freedom award.

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This story follows ten-year-old Lottie who has been sold at a slave auction. With the care and encouragement of an older woman, also slave, she gains courage and confidence on her journey to freedom ... Read full review


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Historian and writer Phyllis Hall Haislip, Ph.D., has written extensively on Virginia history. She is the author of three middle grade novels: Lottie's Courage, which has been awarded the 2005 Beacon of Freedom Award, Anybody's Hero: The Battle of Old Men and Young Boys, and Divided Loyalties: A Revolutionary War Fifer's Story. She is also the author of a non-fiction book, Marching in Time: The Colonial Williamsburg Fife and Drum Corps. Originally from northern New York, Dr. Haislip is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, University of Illinois, and Columbia University. Dr. Haislip resides in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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