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Running out of night

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A Children's Book Review Seven Middle Grade Books for African American History Month Pick Fans of Elijah of Buxton, Trouble Don't Last, and Stealing Freedom will be drawn to this tale of the incredible journey of an abused twelve-year-old white girl and an escaped slave girl who run away together and form a bond of friendship while seeking freedom. Every day is a misery for a nameless, motherless Southern girl who is treated cruelly by her pa and brothers. Her life changes forever when a runaway slave named Zenobia turns to her for help and shelter. Longing for her own freedom, the girl decides to run away, and she and Zenobia set off on a harrowing journey. Along the way, Zenobia names the girl Lark, after the bird, for her ability to mimic its song. Running by night, hiding by day, the girls are pursued by Lark's pa and brothers and by ruthless slave catchers. Brightwell, another runaway slave, joins them, and the three follow secret signs to a stop on the Underground Railroad. When the hideout is raided and Zenobia and Brightwell are captured, Lark sets out alone to rescue her friends. A CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book of the Year An International Reading Association Best Chapter Book of the Year A Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Master List Selection A Great Stone Face Book Award Nominee A New Mexico's Land of Enchantment Book Award Selection A Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards Selection " Lush , detailed, total-immersion storytelling."-- Kirkus Reviews "Distinguished by lively descriptions and dialogue."-- Publisher's Weekly "A gripping historical novel . . . heart-stopping , heart-racing and eventually heart-easing.-- Library Voice " Powerful debut novel."-- International Reading Association "An essential read for those interested in American history."-- San Louis Obispo Tribune "A gritty , engrossing tale.-- Slo Coast Journal
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Grouped Work ID 85314114-33f0-0d0d-7b1c-fa0c96fd31ea
Full title running out of night
Author lovejoy sharon
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subject_facet African Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship in children -- Juvenile fiction, Fugitive slaves -- Juvenile fiction, Race relations -- Juvenile fiction, Runaway children -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Running out of night
title_full Running Out of Night, Running out of night / Sharon Lovejoy
title_short Running out of night
topic_facet African Americans, Friendship in children, Fugitive slaves, Historical Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Race relations, Runaway children