A Picture of Freedom
A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia 1859 (Dear America Series)
A Picture of Freedom
Patricia C. McKissack
Having secretly taught herself how to read and write, Clotee, a brave twelve-year-old Virginia slave, witnesses the horrors of slavery and eventually becomes a conductor on the Underground Railroad.

Book Details

Genre: 

  • Historical Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Clotee is a slave on the Belmont Plantation (Virginia) in 1859. She has taught herself how to read and write which she must keep a secret. She works in the Big House as a servant to the master and his family. 

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