War Comes to Willy Freeman

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War Comes to Willy Freeman

By James Lincoln Collier; Christopher Collier; Christopher Collier (Contribution by)

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440495048, 192pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1987


Willy Freeman's life changes forever when she witnesses her father's death at the hands of the Redcoats and returns home to find that the British have taken her mother as a prisoner to New York City.

Willy, disguised as a boy, begins her long search for her mother and luckily finds a haven at the famous Fraunces Tavern. But even with the help of Sam Fraunces and her fellow worker, Horace, Willy knows that to be black, female, and free leaves her open to danger at every turn. What will tomorrow bring?