Journey to a Promised Land

A Story of the Exodusters
Author(s): Allison Lassieur
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2019
Product Number: EB00730273
Released: Jan 01, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781631632778
Publisher: Jolly Fish Press
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Hattie Jacobs has a secret dream: to go to school to become a teacher. But her parents were formerly enslaved and are struggling to survive in Nashville, Tennessee, after Reconstruction. When the Jacobs family joins the Great Exodus of 1879 to Kansas, their journey in search of a better life is filled with danger and hardship. Will they make it to the Mississippi River unharmed? What will be waiting for them in Kansas, and will it live up to their dreams? It's the storytellers who preserve a nation's history. But what happens when some stories are silenced? The I Am America series features fictional stories based on important historical events from people whose voices have been underrepresented, lost, or forgotten over time.

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