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Riding freedom

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Charlotte Parkhurst, known as Charley, spent most of her life masquerading as a man. Raised in an orphanage where she is the only girl, she is prevented from being adopted by the staff, who put her to work in the kitchen. Her own predilection is to be with the horses and the elderly man who cares for them. Vern's tales of escaping slavery are the seeds of Charlotte's own desperate bid for freedom after her only other friend is adopted. Her knack with horses soon enables the disguised Charley to pursue her dream of driving a stagecoach. She does it so well that she is admired and sought after, and is offered the opportunity to earn a livelihood in the California gold fields.Many trials arise, including the loss of sight in her left eye, but throughout, Charlotte remembers her friends, works hard and persistently, and fulfills her ambitions, culminating in her voting in a presidential election. The author provides a compact and exciting story about real people who exemplify traits that readers admire.
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Grouped Work ID 748ab804-b6b6-db67-6acc-54e785fe4b6e
Grouping Title riding freedom
Grouping Author ryan pam muñoz
Grouping Category book
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auth_author2 Hughes, Melissa., Selznick, Brian,
author Ryan, Pam Muñoz.
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display_description A fictionalized account of Charley (Charlotte) Parkhurst who ran away from an orphanage, posed as a boy, moved to California, and fooled everyone by her appearance.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, California -- History -- 1850-1950 -- Fiction, California -- History -- 1850-1950 -- Juvenile fiction, Mistaken identity -- Fiction, Mistaken identity -- Juvenile fiction, Parkhurst, Charley, -- 1812-1879 -- Juvenile fiction, Parkhurst, Charley, -- d. 1879 -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Riding freedom
title_full Riding Freedom [electronic resource] / written by Pam Muñoz Ryan, Riding Freedom [electronic resource] Ryan, Pam Muñoz., Riding freedom / by Pam Muñoz Ryan ; pictures by Brian Selznick
title_short Riding freedom
topic_facet History, Juvenile fiction, Mistaken identity, Parkhurst, Charley