Flying Free: Corey's Diary, Book Two is the second book about the character Corey Birdsong in the My America series. It was published by Scholastic in May 2002. The book was written by Sharon Dennis Wyeth and followed by its sequel, Message in the Sky.


"For Lewis and Nan"

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"After fleeing the South along the Underground Railroad, Corey and his family have now found refuge in Canada. They settle into their new home, make friends, and purchase their own land. Corey even gets to go to school. But danger remains as slave catchers lurk across the river in Ohio."



Main article: List of characters in Corey's Diaries


Main article: Sharon Dennis Wyeth


Main article: Message in the Sky


"The author wishes to thank Carl Westmoreland of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Kirk Miner of the Jack Miner Foundation, naturalist Mike Anderson, and the New Jersey Audubon Society Schermann-Hoffman Sanctuary. Deepest appreciation goes to curator Elise Harding-Davis, research assistant Nneka Allen, and the North American Black Historical Museum in Amherstburg, Ontario. The stanza from "The Bluebird" by Emily H. Miller and the excerpt about Mr. Audobon and his pictures (paraphrased by the author) were found in a nineteenth-century edition of Monroe's Fourth Reader, published by Westcott and Thomson. The Freedom's-Seekers: Blacks in Early Canada, by Daniel G. Hill, published in 1992 by Stoddart Publishing Company, Toronto, provided a wealth of background information. Editor Amy Griffin's perfect touch, as always, contributed greatly."


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