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It is 1851. Miles is a house slave on the Tilery Plantation, but when he is caught looking at an open book, he is sent to the breaking ground where he learns what it really means to be a slave.

12-year-old Miles is allowed to work in the great house on the Tillery Plantation, where he is training to be a house servant, rather than labor in the fields. But after he is caught looking at an open book while dusting the library, Miles is banished from the mansion and sent to the breaking ground. There, he learns what it truly means to feel like a slave. But it is also at the breaking ground that he meets Elijah, an older slave who teaches Miles to read and tells him of the land of freedom up north. Armed with his new knowledge, Miles tells himself that he does not feel like a slave and he no longer believes working in the great house is a privlege.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780439280709
Author:
McGill, Alice
Publisher:
Scholastic Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Literacy
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
South carolina
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
172
Publication Date:
2002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
7
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.25 in
Age Level:
09-12

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