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If I Just Had Two Wings

If I Just Had Two Wings

Fitzhenry and Whiteside

ISBN: 0773761926
Author: Virginia Frances Schwartz


In 1861, thirteen-year-old Phoebe runs away from her master's Alabama plantation and joins four other slaves as they journey to Canada on the Underground Railroad.
The author is Virginia Frances Schwartz and it was published sometime in 2002 by Fitzhenry and Whiteside. The paperback child's book is all about Fugitive slaves and is regarded as exceptional fiction. The book has 221 pages. The children's book also stresses History, African Americans, Slavery and Underground Railroad. It's dimensions are 7.52" Height x 0.66" Length x 5.24" Width. It has a weight of 0.56 lbs. For more information on this book, click on the add to cart button.

In her dreams, Phoebe twirls by means of rows of sea island cotton as a white dress blows about her knees like a breeze. Before her a single white star shines. She lifts up her feet and flies high above the fields, as light as air. As she dances, she loses all memory of becoming born a slave on an Alabama plantation.

Thirteen-year-old Phoebe has always dreamed of leaving her life as a slave behind. She has heard whispers about a secret path to freedom, and she has seen what can happen to those who take it and fail. But freedom means more to Phoebe than anything, and when she meets Liney, a robust young woman who picks cotton subsequent to her, they form a plan to escape together.

One night, Poebe, Liney, and Liney's two little youngsters flee under cover of darkness. It is only 1 distinct safe house in a chain that leads all the way north to Canada. But in between them and freedom, lie miles and miles of unfriendly country and dangers too horrible to imagine. Following clues from the songs and stories they have heard, the runaways elude slave catchers and reach the first stop on the Underground Railroad.


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