Children’s Book Committee – January Pick
The Price of Freedom
by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin
Illustrated by Eric Velasquez
Walker/Bloomsbury Kids, 2013
In 1856, John Price escapes to freedom in Oberlin, Ohio. When he is captured two years later, the town rouses to free him. Rich oil paintings.
Our young reviewer says:
I read this book about five times because I really liked learning about this part of history. I wanted to figure out what happened to John, Frank and Dinah. I asked my mom a lot of questions about slavery. It’s hard to understand that there were slaves in the United States.
– Dante, Age 9, Amagansett, NY