Grades 6 - 8
Grade level Equivalent: 5.2
Lexile Measure®: 790L
Guided Reading: T
- Diaries and Journals
- Historical Fiction
- African American History
- Civil War Period and Reconstruction
- American Civil War
- Slavery, Underground Railroad, Abolition
- Women's History and Experience
- Tolerance and Acceptance
- Prejudice and Tolerance Experiences
About This Book
In 1859, twelve-year-old Clotee, a house slave who must conceal the fact that she can read and write, records in her diary her experiences and her struggle to decide whether to escape to freedom.
At turns sassy and poignant, Clotee's secret writings on the eve of the Civil War reveal that hope and strength can prevail even in the face of unspeakable hardship.