The Price of Freedom: How One Town Stood Up to Slavery How One Town Stood Up to Slavery (Hardcover)
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|Paired for the first time, acclaimed authors Dennis and Judith Fradin and Pura Belpr award-winning illustrator Velasquez provide readers with an inspiring tale of how one man''s journey to freedom in 1856 helped spark an abolitionist movement in a small Ohio town. Full color.|
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When John Price took a chance at freedom by crossing the frozen Ohio river from Kentucky into Ohio one January night in 1856, the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was fully enforced in every state of the union. But the townspeople of Oberlin, Ohio, believed there that all people deserved to be free, so Price started a new life in town-until a crew of slave-catchers arrived and apprehended him. When the residents of Oberlin heard of his capture, many of them banded together to demand his release in a dramatic showdown that risked their own freedom. Paired for the first time, highly acclaimed authors Dennis & Judith Fradin and Pura Belpré award-winning illustrator Eric Velasquez, provide readers with an inspiring tale of how one man's journey to freedom helped spark an abolitionist movement.
"History made immediate and meaningful." (starred review) 12/01/2012 "The picture-book format is highly effective in conveying the power of the story. In Velasquez's dramatic mixed-media and oil paintings, determination shows in the stance of the figures and the set of their facial features." (starred review) January 2013