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Eleven-year-old Samuel was born as Master Hackler’s slave, and working the Kentucky farm is the only life he’s ever known—until one dark night in 1859, that is. With no warning, cranky old Harrison, a fellow slave, pulls Samuel from his bed and, together, they run.

The journey north seems much more frightening than Master Hackler ever was, and Samuel’s not sure what freedom means aside from running, hiding, and starving. But as they move from one refuge to the next on the Underground Railroad, Samuel uncovers the secret of his own past—and future. And old Harrison begins to see
past a whole lifetime of hurt to the promise of a new life—and a poignant reunion—
in Canada.

In a heartbreaking and hopeful first novel, Shelley Pearsall tells a suspenseful, emotionally charged story of freedom and family.

About the Author

A former middle school teacher, Shelley Pearsall is now the historian for Hale Farm and Village, a 160-acre living history museum in Ohio. She also teaches Children’s and Young Adult Literature at Baldwin-Wallace College.

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kswaff23, May 14, 2007 (view all comments by kswaff23)
Trouble Dont Last is a great book! I got a chance to meet Shelly (author) at my school.
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Pearsall, Shelley
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Ethnic - African American
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Old age
Underground railroad
People & Places - United States - African-American
Publication Date:
January 2002
8.58x5.74x.95 in. .86 lbs.
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