The legend of Freedom Hill

by Altman, Linda Jacobs, 1943-

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area j Fic Altman,
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area
Call Number  j Fic Altman,
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j Fic Altman,
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
Call Number  j Fic Altman,
Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu. A fictional story set during the time of the California Gold Rush in which a black girl teams up with her best friend in search of gold to buy her mother's freedom from slavery. Illustrated in colour throughout, this is a heartwarming story of love, bravery and interracial friendship. Ages 4 and upward.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2^-4. Best friends Rosabel and Sophia are outsiders in gold rush California. Rosabel has freedom papers, but she's the daughter of a runaway slave; Sophia belongs to the only Jewish family in town. When a slave catcher seizes Rosabel's mother, "Miz Violet," the two resourceful girls pan for gold, finally discover it in a cave, and use their claim to buy the freedom of Miz Violet and four other slaves. The informal tone and colloquial language establish a distinctive storyteller's voice. Cultural and historical facts are smoothly integrated into the story, but the focus is squarely on the friendship. Dappled watercolor illustrations provide interesting period details. Dramatic postures and vivid facial expressions reflect and embellish the narrative but occasionally have a contemporary look. Children will identify with the spunky, resourceful girls and enjoy the expeditious resolution. With multicultural and historical themes, this original "legend" will enhance social studies curricula, especially in California. --Linda Perkins"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Gold mines and mining -- Fiction.
Fugitive slaves -- Fiction.
Slavery -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Jews -- United States -- Fiction.
California -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Lee & Low Books,2000
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Van Wright, Cornelius.
Hu, Ying-Hwa.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 1584300035
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