My Story: Slave Girl

It’s based on a true story and it’s the life of a girl who has never known a second’s real freedom. A reality check for your gripes that your parents act like they own you. F-R-E-E-D-O-M was the first word Clotee learned to write. But as a slave girl on one of Virginia’s harsh cotton plantations, she has no idea what it might actually feel like. Then Clotee finds out about the Underground Railroad: a network of people who help runaway slaves to escape. Maybe, finally, Clotee can imagine a future in which freedom is more than just a word…

  • A fascinating fictional diary from a best-loved series
  • Based on the real-life memoirs of slave Clotee Henley
  • Clotee helped over 150 other slaves escape to freedom
  • Inspiring historical reading that supports the curriculum

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