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Freedom's Wings

Freedom's-Wings

Freedom's Wings

Book information
Author Sharon Dennis Wyeth
Series My America
Publishers Scholastic
Publication date May 1, 2001[1] (1st)
May 1, 2002[2] (2nd)
Pages 109
ISBN 9780439141000
9780439369077
Book in series 6
Preceded by
Followed by Flying Free
Publication order
Preceded by The Starving Time
Followed by As Far As I Can See

Freedom's Wings: Corey's Diary is the fictional diary in Scholastic's My America series. The book was the feature Corey Birdsong as the main character. It was published in May 2001 and reissued a year later with a new cover design. The book was written by Sharon Dennis Wyeth, her first in the franchise.

DedicationEdit

"For Georgia"

Book descriptionEdit

"March 22, 1858
Mama and me ran. Our turn to fly. We will meet up with Daddy someday. Mr. Renfield said we will make that happen. Mama and me in a cave. Got onions rubbed on our feet. Them dogs can't smell us that way. We wait for dark. No one can see us. Follow the drinkin' gourd, say Mr. Renfield. You will taste your freedom. What does freedom taste like? Where is Daddy?
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Having learned to read and write from his father, Corey Birdsong records in his diary his daily life as a slave on the Hart Farm. But when Corey's father flees to the North, Corey's fate changes as he and his mother make the dangerous journey along the Underground Railroad.
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"In Book One of his diary, Corey Birdsong's fate changes when his father flees the Kentucky plantation where they are slaves. Now Corey and his mother must head towards freedom, too, along the Underground Railroad."

PlotEdit

CharactersEdit

Main article: List of characters in Corey's Diaries

AuthorEdit

Main article: Sharon Dennis Wyeth

SequelEdit

Main article: Flying Free

AcknowledgmentsEdit

"The author wishes to thank the following people and institutions for generously sharing their knowledge and publications with her: Betty Campbell of the John Parker Historical Society, Carl Westmoreland of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Tom Appleton of the Kentucky Historical Society, Ohio naturalists Tom Thomson and Bob Conlon. Also to New Jersey Audubon Society, Schermann-Hoffman Sanctuary, and naturalist Mike Anderson for a lengthy consultation at the sanctuary. She also wishes to acknowledge her editor, Amy Griffin, whose skill and enthusiasm she greatly admires."

AwardsEdit

  • NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People (2002)[3]

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit


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