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A picture of Freedom: the diary of Clotee, a slave girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia, 1859

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It's 1859, and Clotee, a twelve-year-old slave, has the most wonderful, terrible secret. She knows that if she shares it with the wrong person, she will face unimaginable consequences. What is her secret? While doing her job of fanning her master's son during his lessons, Clotee has taught herself to read and write. But the tutor, Ely Harms, has a secret of his own. In a time when literacy is one of the most valuable skills to have, Clotee is determined to use her secret to save herself and her family. Patricia C. McKissack fills the pages of Clotee's diary with the intrigue and disloyalty of spies and traitors, with celebrations of life, and with the anguish of slavery and death.
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Grouping Title picture of freedom the diary of clotee a slave girl belmont plantation virginia 1859
Grouping Author mckissack pat
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title_display A picture of Freedom : the diary of Clotee, a slave girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia, 1859
title_full A picture of Freedom : the diary of Clotee, a slave girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia, 1859 / by Patricia C. McKissack
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title_sub the diary of Clotee, a slave girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia, 1859
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