Flight to Freedom

Flight to Freedom Author Alvin O. Thompson
ISBN-10 9766401802
Year 2006-01
Pages 381
Language en
Publisher University of the West Indies Press
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This book is about the struggles of enslaved Africans in the Americas who achieved freedom through flight and the establishment of Maroon communities in the face of overwhelming military odds on the part of the slaveholders.

Flight to Freedom

Flight to Freedom Author Ana Veciana-Suarez
ISBN-10 1537437836
Year 2016-12-14
Pages 142
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Yara Garcia 's family has lived in Havana, Cuba, for several generations, but when Communist ruler Fidel Castro clamps down on personal freedoms, the Garcias are forced to flee the island. In Miami, where they settle with other exiles, 13-year-old Yara struggles to learn a new language, make new friends, and adapt to a strange land with foreign customs. So do her parents, sisters, and grandparents, who adjust to new lives with varying success. As tension develops in the family, Yara realizes how different she is from her classmates, most of whom are allowed more privileges than she is. Set in the turbulent years of 1967 and 1968, this poignant book about immigration and separation provides a mesmerizing account of a young woman's resiliency in the face of change and a family's efforts to make a new life far from home.

Flight to Freedom

Flight to Freedom Author Henrietta Buckmaster
ISBN-10 9780985034542
Year 2015-07-07
Pages 217
Language en
Publisher Ebooks for Students, Ltd.
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This is a story of almost unbelievable heroism and great daring, told with gusto and sincerity. It is told through the lives of courageous men and women—some of them known to us by name; most of them, unknown. The Underground Railroad maneuvered the escape of Southern slaves to the North. It was carried on at first by a handful of people: Quakers, ministers, farmers, journalists, the escaped slaves themselves. The movement spread, and eventually the network extended from Georgia to Iowa, from Alabama to Canada. The North Star was the slave's hope . . . "keep on going north, and if you do not die, you will find freedom." Going north meant careful planning, hairbreadth escapes at night, slow journeys through swamps and forests, careful disguises along open roads. It meant hunger, weariness, and dread. But the rewards of freedom from slavery were worth all the suffering. Henrietta Buckmaster has told this little-known story against a background of the times. But history is made by people. So Flight to Freedom is the story of people: Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, Wendell Phillips, Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass—and Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose vivid picture of slavery hastened the climax of a conflict that had been brewing since the first slaves were brought to these shores from Africa in chains. It is a glorious story the author tells, a dramatic chapter in our history. It is a story that is not yet finished.

Flight to Freedom

Flight to Freedom Author Ellen Oppenheimer
ISBN-10 9781480974173
Year 2017-03-27
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Dorrance Publishing
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Flight to Freedom by Ellen Oppenheimer Flight to Freedom is the story of author Ellen Oppenheimer’s family’s escape from the Nazis starting in Germany, 1933. They settled in Paris. When war was declared they left Paris and followed the same route that was shown in the film Casablanca. They traveled from Paris to Marseille to Oran to Casablanca, then to the United States on a slow Portuguese boat landing in Staten Island in 1942.

Flight to Freedom

Flight to Freedom Author Mari Bolte
ISBN-10 9781491402542
Year 2014-07-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Capstone
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"In graphic novel format, follows the adventures of Nickolas Flux as he travels back in time and must survive a journey on the Underground Railroad"--

Flight to Freedom

Flight to Freedom Author Ana Veciana-Suarez
ISBN-10 0439381991
Year 2002
Pages 215
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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Writing in the diary which her father gave her, thirteen-year-old Yara describes life with her family in Havana, Cuba, in 1967 as well as her experiences in Miami, Florida, after immigrating there to be reunited with some relatives while leaving others behind.

Flight to Freedom

Flight to Freedom Author D. J. Wilson
ISBN-10 1933836377
Year 2008-05-01
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Medallion Press, Inc.
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Montana Ines Parsons-Jeffers has just killed her husband, Harland Jeffers?a town hero. After the deed is done, she calmly dials the police. When the officers arrive amidst the flashes of news cameras, she goes quietly. And so begins the rest of what's left of Montana's life?not that she ever really had one. She's headed for prison; there's no escaping it. It was the inevitable destination in her own escape to freedom. But there is still hope, for one man may be able to help before her flight is over.

Flight to Freedom

Flight to Freedom Author Rossana Pérez
ISBN-10 1611920000
Year 2007-01-01
Pages 225
Language en
Publisher Arte Publico Press
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This compelling and historically significant volume collects the personal narratives of Central American refugees who fled the violence in their homelands and became leading community advocates at the forefront of social justice. Each of the people interviewed is a leader in the Salvadoran / Central American refugee movement. Consequently, this book offers insight into the early philosophy and framework of the movement as revealed by some pioneers.

Fantastic Flight to Freedom

Fantastic Flight to Freedom Author Roger Schachtel
ISBN-10 0817215514
Year 1980-01-01
Pages 47
Language en
Publisher Heinemann/Raintree
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Relates the experiences of two teenage boys who decide to escape from Castro's Cuba by stowing away in the landing gear of an airplane.

Hummer

Hummer Author George Love
ISBN-10 9780595413478
Year 2007-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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2032-LeAnn Bethany "Beth" Connors, appears to be a normal, twelve-year-old girl. But on the inside, Beth is a special child, an accidental mutant with incredible intelligence, amazing strength, and a gift that allows her to communicate with machines. She loves karate, soccer, music, and hanging out with her friends. But more than anything, Beth wants to be free after years of isolation and captivity in Arizona. After other mutated children suffer heart conditions from a defective gene, Beth's superior knowledge is called upon to help save their lives. Years of testing and training have gone into developing these children into the next generation of humans, but an errant pilot stumbles upon the testing area and is killed by one of the more aggressive mutants. Her captors-the same scientists who trained her to kill, heal, and operate almost every piece of military hardware our country has to offer-have been ordered to terminate Beth and all others like her. But Beth's amazing abilities allow her to escape in a specially designed Hummer outfitted with the latest in technology. Beth searches for others like her in order to save lives and eventually finds a community of people who understand her-through them she finds friendship and acceptance. But when Beth learns her former captors want to destroy this species of humans, she must use everything she has learned to survive.

Flight to Freedom

Flight to Freedom Author Marilyn Neilans
ISBN-10 1518637779
Year 2016-02-28
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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The story of Ku Adams and her family's tumultuous escape from Estonia at the end of WWII, just moments ahead of rumbling Russian tanks coming down their street in the dark of night, is a story worth reading. Even today, this story or a variation of it is being re-lived again, all across the globe. There are thousands upon thousands of displaced person, struggling first to survive, then to re-invent themselves in a totally new environment. We need to pay attention.