"This accessible story is told in language that is within the experience of a young child and makes its impact without frightening or overwhelming readers." —School Library Journal
Almost to Freedom
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Carolrhoda Books / 2013
Lindy and her doll Sally are best friends - wherever Lindy goes, Sally stays right by her side. They eat together, sleep together, and even pick cotton together. So, on the night Lindy and her mama run away in search of freedom, Sally goes too. This young girl's rag doll vividly narrates her enslaved family's courageous escape through the Underground Railroad. At once heart-wrenching and uplifting, this story about friendship and the strength of the human spirit will touch the lives of all readers long after the journey has ended.