Freedom’s Price

Freedom's PriceWritten by Michaela MacColl and Rosemary Nichols

Eliza, the oldest daughter in the Dred Scott family, lives in a jail cell with her family in St. Louis, Missouri awaiting the trial that determines whether or not her family will be free. Secretly gaining an education at the Freedom School on the Mississippi River brings Eliza happiness amid the restrictions placed upon her by her mother and father who want to keep her safe. Because of her strong will, Eliza finds herself trying to assert her independence to pursue her own dreams and finds herself in situations that put her life in danger. A great story and one that follows the Dred Scott decision that took place prior to the outbreak of the American Civil War.

Review by Jennifer Merkley, Churchill Jr. High Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 6-9

Freedom’s Price
Written by Michaela MacColl and Rosemary Nichols
Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights
223 pages
Release Date: October 6, 2015

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