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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (160 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Armstrong Narrator: Christina Moore, Barbara Caruso, Lynne Thigpen Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1896, Mary Emmons is surprised when her grandmother takes her along to visit an old friend, in Toronto, named Bethlehem. Mary has led a sheltered life in New York City, far from hardship and danger. But when Mary meets the ancient woman, the personal history she shares removes the blinders from Mary’s eyes, forcing the girl to recognize prejudice and injustice for the first time.

As a young girl, Suzanna, Mary’s grandmother, is sent to live with her uncle in the South. Seeing slaves for the first time, and the horrible way they are treated, Suzanna decides to run away, back to her home in Vermont. When she leaves, though, she is not alone. Disguised as a boy, the young slave Bethlehem escapes with her. As the story of these two brave young women is told through alternating chapters, they share the dangers they face on the perilous journey from Virginia to freedom.

Award-winning narrators Christina Moore, Barbara Caruso, and Lynne Thigpen masterfully capture each riveting conflict and difficult decision.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Leanne Hoffmann | 11/26/2013

    " Interesting format--granddaughter recording (in late 1800s) first-person pre-Civil War narrative of escape of two girls (one black) from slave-holding uncle/master. Shows how narrative was handed down to 1960s' present. Some text vague, hard to follow for adolescents, but powerful none-the-less. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kassie | 9/26/2013

    " This was a good book....you had to be on your toes to follow the story, due to two different people telling the story and two different timelines. But very good and a real insight into how difficult it was to be black. We just don't know!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Allison | 7/22/2013

    " This book was good. Just good. I liked it but it wasn't a page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mariaclara | 7/7/2013

    " I liked it...interesting relationship between the girls. Moving. "

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