Dear America: A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia, 1859 by Patricia C McKissackDear America: A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia, 1859 by Patricia C McKissack

Dear America: A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia…

byPatricia C McKissack

Hardcover | January 1, 2011

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It's 1859, and Clotee, a twelve-year-old slave, has the most wonderful, terrible secret. She knows that if she shares it with the wrong person, she will face unimaginable consequences. What is her secret? While doing her job of fanning her master's son during his lessons, Clotee has taught herself to read and write. But the tutor, Ely Harms, has a secret of his own.

In a time when literacy is one of the most valuable skills to have, Clotee is determined to use her secret to save herself and her family. Patricia C. McKissack fills the pages of Clotee's diary with the intrigue and disloyalty of spies and traitors, with celebrations of life, and with the anguish of slavery and death.

Patricia C. McKissack is an award-winning author of many books for children and young adults. She is the author of two other Dear America books: Color Me Dark and Look to the Hills. She has also written many prestigious titles with her husband, Fredrick L. McKissack. They are currently working on the series The Clone Codes with their g...
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Title:Dear America: A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia…Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 7.71 × 5.43 × 0.85 inPublished:January 1, 2011Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545242533

ISBN - 13:9780545242530

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"Clotee is such a vibrant, fully rounded character... [A]n inspiring look at a young girl coming of age in terrible circumstances who manages to live life to the fullest." -School Library Journal