Bright Cameron has always been taught that freedom is a person's most precious right. After all, Papa came to America as a poor indentured worker from Scotland and he toiled for years until his friend Marcus, a slave, helped him to freedom. But for Bright, slavery has always been something she has only heard about. Then she discovers that Mama and Papa are hiding runaway sBright Cameron has always been taught that freedom is a person's most precious right. After all, Papa came to America as a poor indentured worker from Scotland and he toiled for years until his friend Marcus, a slave, helped him to freedom. But for Bright, slavery has always been something she has only heard about. Then she discovers that Mama and Papa are hiding runaway slaves in a hidden compartment of Papa's wagon and boarding them in the barn. Soon Bright, too, becomes involved in her family's secret world. One night, when Papa falls ill, Bright discovers how dear freedom truly is--and what price it exacts from those who must struggle for it....
|Title||:||Bright Freedom's Song: A Story of the Underground Railroad|
|Number of Pages||:||160 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Bright Freedom's Song: A Story of the Underground Railroad Reviews
The story “Bright Freedom Song” is a very interesting story written by Gloria Houston. This story is about a white girl named Bright. As Bright grew up, she found out that her family helps free slaves and that her father is the one who drives them. Bright also decided to help her family by making food for the slaves. When Bright was 16, she wanted to take her father’s place in the business. At the end of the story Bright and Marcus both went to free slaves. I like this story because it talks a lot about the Underground Railroad and how some white people treated black people well. I advice everyone to read this book because of the great vocabulary.
gr 5-8 141pgs1861 in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. Bright has always been good at keeping secrets about all the strangers that pass through her family's house. Over the years, she has gradually learned that her family is part of the Underground Railroad helping people on their journey to freedom. She also learns that her father was kidnapped as a child from his home in Scotland and tricked into becoming an indentured servant. He worked on a farm alongside slaves and eventually escaped. Ever since, he has worked to become free too. Now that she is 14, Bright feels that she is old enough to take a more active role than peeling potatoes (which her mother always tells her is an important part too), but how can she convince her father?An interesting story about the Underground Railroad and indentured servitude. Recommended for readers interested in the Underground railroad.
I picked this out at the library because it looked like a good conversation piece to share with my 9 year old daughter, and after going through it once I'm glad I did. It's a short, straightforward story to read but has many jumping off points to think and discuss about race, slavery, privilege, friendship, secrecy, risk, and the conflicts leading up to the Civil War. I look forward to re-reading it with her.
Bright still remembers the fright she got from finding human eyes peering at her from inside the henhouse. Those eyes belonged to her father’s friend Marcus, an escaped slave who helps on the Underground Railroad. As Bright gets involved in her parent’s Underground Railroad station, she begins to learn just how important freedom is.
I think I need to re-read this...
Now, this is a good book.