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Written by Catherine Johnson

Key Stage 3 Family / Home Stories Historical Fiction Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

Freedom Synopsis

An action-packed and pacey story about a boy's experience of slavery in Britain. Nathaniel doesn't want to move to England with his master's family, leaving behind his mother and sister on the Jamaican plantation. But then he remembers what his mother told him: once a slave sets foot on English soil, they're free. Perhaps he can earn his fortune and buy his family's freedom, too.

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Freedom Press Reviews

Filled with humour, compassion and hope    Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian

Book Information

ISBN: 9781407185484
Publication date: 2nd August 2018
Author: Catherine Johnson
Publisher: Scholastic
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 160 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 3
Topics: Family / Home Stories, Historical Fiction, Personal Social Health Economic , Racism / Multi-Culturalism

About Catherine Johnson

Catherine Johnson is a screen-writer and best-selling author of several books for children and young adults. Her acclaimed novel Sawbones won the Young Quills Award for Historical Fiction, and her most recent book The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo, was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the YA Book Prize. Catherine has been a Writer in Residence at Holloway Prison, a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the London institute and has mentored writers in Africa for the British Council.

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