A slave child's life The year is 1864, and the Civil...

April 27, 2000|By Tricia Bishop

A slave child's life

The year is 1864, and the Civil War is raging. Addy -- a young girl born into slavery -- and her family decide to embark on the most important venture of their lives: escaping to freedom. Holding fast to the elusive dream of a free life, the family makes a dangerous journey to the North, surviving separation, racism and war.

Without sparing readers slavery's grim reality, it celebrates the courage, love and triumphant spirit escaped slaves needed to battle prejudice and hate during Civil War-era America. Learn about the War Between the States Saturday at the Bel Air Branch Library through Addy's eyes and experiences. Wear a period costume to help transport your mind back 136 years. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., 100 E. Pennsylvania Ave., 410-638-3151.

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