Calico Girl

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,
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First edition.
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2017 "Nolen's tender story of the Wilcomb family's losses and aspirations will resonate. At once heartbreaking and uplifting, a gentle, lyrical story of a determined black girl's journey toward freedom during the Civil War." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Jerdine Nolen's Calico Girl waves fabrics of freedom in every forward step of her undaunted heroine's journey. Nolen's deftly crafted scholarship offers a poignant and hopeful glimpse at the past for today's curious readers." --Rita Williams-Garcia, Newbery Honor author From the award-winning author of Eliza's Freedom Road comes the powerful tale of a slave girl's triumphant journey to freedom with her family during the Civil War. Twelve-year-old Callie Wilcomb and her family are slaves, and the Civil War gives them hope that freedom may be on the horizon. On May 23, 1861, the State of Virginia ratified their vote to secede from the Union. In Virginia, a window was opened where the laws of the land no longer applied. Because of the Contraband Law, slaves no longer had to be returned to their owners, granting them a measure of protection and safety. With the possibility of Callie and her family escaping their bonds forever, Callie is eager to learn and become educated and hopes to teach others one day. Through hardship and loss--with love and strong family ties--Callie proves that freedom is in her stars.
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Grouped Work ID 860603e1-69de-1bf3-04c9-51d87c7a59c7
Grouping Title calico girl
Grouping Author nolen jerdine
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-12-11 23:10:58PM
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display_description Presents a historical novel based on true accounts of the Civil War. In 1861, the state of Virginia secedes from the Union, but a Union outpost at Fort Monroe offers refuge to escaping slaves. Twelve-year-old Callie Wilcomb follows her family there, starts studying with Mrs. Mary Peake, a teacher at the fort, and learns that she can have a say over her future, a freedom she has never known.
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subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, African Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- Virginia -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- Virginia -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Race relations -- Fiction, Race relations -- Juvenile fiction, Slavery -- Fiction, Slavery -- Juvenile fiction, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction, Virginia -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Fiction
title_display Calico Girl
title_full Calico Girl / Jerdine Nolen
title_short Calico Girl
topic_facet African Americans, Families, Family life, History, Race relations, Slavery