Journeys for Freedom: A New Look at America's Story (Hardcover)

A New Look at America's Story

By Rodica Prato (Illustrator), Susan Buckley, Elspeth Leacock

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780618223237, 48pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2006



Each dynamic spread in Journeys for Freedom maps a factual account of real people pursuing freedom—and creating America’s story. Continuing their innovative storytelling approach, Susan Buckley and Elspeth Leacock invite you to trace the travelers across space and time as they forge a future for themselves and for our nation.

Praise For Journeys for Freedom: A New Look at America's Story

"...Fascinating book with intricate illustrations by Rodica Prato."

-Tacoma News Tribune

"The writing is clear and direct...Continuing the series that began with Journeys in Time and Places in Time, this will be handy resource for eading aloud and gor history reports." Kirkus Reviews

This lively history focuses on 20 individuals' quest for freedom across U.S. history...The stories are as varied as they are fascinating and often go beyond the personal...The authors personalize each quest, make excellent use of primary sources, and clearly indicate actual quotes and ones inferred from the record...As powerful as it is useful, and this book is very useful indeed.
Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

"This is a well written book that sheds light on some events that aren't always treated in traditional history texts." The Advocate

Relying on documented fact and personal narratives whenever possible, the author use clear but dramatic prose. . . . The information is organized in such a way as to be useful for reports, but the volume will attract browsers as well. A first purchase for most collections.
School Library Journal