Grades 6 - 8
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- Historical Fiction
- Civil War Period and Reconstruction
- American Civil War
- Slavery, Underground Railroad, Abolition
- The Presidency
- African American
About This Book
As the United States descends into Civil War, a 12-year-old slave on a South Carolina plantation begins corresponding with President Lincoln. Full emancipation, the president writes to her, cannot come easily in so deeply divided a nation.
However, her continuing appeals prod the conscience of this burdened man, and he drafts the Emancipation Proclamation that sets Lettie on the road to freedom.