- By Roni Schotter

F Is for Freedom

  • Title: F Is for Freedom
  • Author: Roni Schotter
  • ISBN: 9780789426413
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Hardcover
  • F Is for Freedom Amanda loves to play act for fun But when a family of runaways hides in her house playacting isn t a game any It s the only way to save lives In it is against the law to help runaway slaves But

    Amanda loves to play act for fun But when a family of runaways hides in her house, playacting isn t a game any It s the only way to save lives.In 1850, it is against the law to help runaway slaves But that doesn t stop Amanda s parents from sheltering a family of four in their Hudson River farmhouse, and it doesn t stop ten year old Amanda from immediately befriendiAmanda loves to play act for fun But when a family of runaways hides in her house, playacting isn t a game any It s the only way to save lives.In 1850, it is against the law to help runaway slaves But that doesn t stop Amanda s parents from sheltering a family of four in their Hudson River farmhouse, and it doesn t stop ten year old Amanda from immediately befriending Hannah, the brave and determined older child, whose courage and spirit are an inspiration to Amanda Hannah, who has been forbidden to learn to read or write by her former owner, cannot wait to begin Reading is freedom , that s what Hannah s mother says Hanna wants to be free in every way she can And now headstrong Amanda risks everything to help her Crackling with action and filled with suspense, this heart stopping adventure has much to say about the transcendent power of friendship and the transforming power of literacy.

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    1. F is For Freedom, by Roni Schotter, is an historical fiction novel about the underground railroad and an unexpected friendship. In the book the main characters names are Hannah and Amanda. Amanda and her family live on top of the Underground Railroad, while Hannah and her family are runaway slaves. Amanda befriends Hannah and teachers her some basic schooling information like learning about letters, numbers, and how to read and write. Amanda decides that Hannah needs to go outside instead of hid [...]

    2. gr 3-6 94 pgs1850. location?. One night, 10 year old Amanda wakes up in the middle of the night and sees her father talking to strangers in the front yard. The strangers turn out to be a family of escaped slaves and they have a girl that is about Amanda's age named Hannah. Amanda has always loved to play pretend which her parents don't like. But now it is very important that Amanda pretend that she doesn't know anything about the family hiding in her house. Amanda learns that her parents are par [...]

    3. This is an easy beginning chapter book, good for approximately 3rd and fourth grade, some fifth graders may still enjoy it.Amanda has a vivid imagination, but it is not her imagination when her Papa brings home a slave family to hide in secret places in their home. Amanda finds a quick friend in Hannah. Amanda's family works hard to make sure the former slave family finds the freedom they seek in Canada.This book takes place 10 years before the civil war and makes a good discussion on the events [...]

    4. I just finished reading this book to my children (ages 6 and 3) and it was wonderful. An age appropriate tale of two families that meet on the underground railroad. It is suspenseful, but not frightening and the ending is beautiful. A great book to help children understand what slaves and abolitionists were willing to endure for freedom.

    5. This a very nice introduction to the underground railroad for 3rd grade. I read it along with my 3rd grader and she loved it and there was just enough excitement to make this a great read without scaring her. It had the right amount information on slavery and the underground railroad, similar to how Number the Star by Lois Lowry discusses the Holocaust. Great book!

    6. It's a simple and sweet story that is perfectly leveled for teaching complex things to a very young audience. The most beautiful central message of the story is how reading is freedom, and that is why these slaves on the run were not permitted to learn.It will give my 4th grade students a nice general knowledge of the Underground Railroad and the treatment of slaves.

    7. I thought this was a book that people from 7-15 years old would like. It's about the Underground Railroad and how bad slavery was. There were signs that said black people could not vote or play with white people. (Bodhi)

    8. F is For Freedom is a really great book! Loved the description and great showing how it would be like to be a black person. Also shows that that Amanda took risks for her self to save Hanna Canada! Again loved this book!

    9. I learne that freedom is a very important thing to have and to have all different colored friends.

    10. Amanda discovers that her family is part of the Underground Railroad. Now it's up to her to help her family keep an African-American family safe.

    11. Grade level 3 chapter book; enjoyable even for an adult to read as it explores the friendship of a runaway slave child and a little white girl.

    12. AR Quiz No. 44814 EN FictionAccelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: MG - BL: 4.8 - AR Pts: 3.0Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RP

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