Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson's Flight from Slavery

By CONKLING, Winifred

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ISBN
9781616201968
Publisher
Algonquin


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2014  |  Grades 5 and Up

Gr 7–10—This title is an in-depth historical narrative concerning several people involved in an attempted slave escape in 1848. The Pearl was to ferry 13-year-old Emily Edmonson and scores of other runaway slaves from Washington DC down the Potomac River and up the Chesapeake Bay. However, the ship was captured before reaching free soil. Conkling narrates the tumultuous stories of Edmonson, her family, and the others involved, tracing their lives from their ill-fated jail escape to the slave auctions, the Deep South, and finally to freedom. Read...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Amelia (Milly) Culver Edmonson, born a slave in 1782, wanted her progeny to enjoy what was denied her: freedom. Following her dream, six of her fourteen children boarded the schooner Pearl in Washington, DC, in April of 1848, joining seventy-six other slaves attempting to sail to freedom in the largest planned escape in the United States. This failed effort sets off a complex chain of events that provides a full picture of those working together to procure freedom, and the equally strong efforts of so...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Six of fourteen Edmonson children boarded the schooner Pearl in 1848, attempting to sail to freedom. Teenagers Emily and Mary Edmonson have their freedom...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Six of fourteen Edmonson children boarded the schooner Pearl in 1848, attempting to sail to freedom. Teenagers Emily and Mary Edmonson have their freedom...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Six of fourteen Edmonson children boarded the schooner Pearl in 1848, attempting to sail to freedom. Teenagers Emily and Mary Edmonson have their freedom...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Six of fourteen Edmonson children boarded the schooner Pearl in 1848, attempting to sail to freedom. Teenagers Emily and Mary Edmonson have their freedom...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Six of fourteen Edmonson children boarded the schooner Pearl in 1848, attempting to sail to freedom. Teenagers Emily and Mary Edmonson have their freedom...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Six of fourteen Edmonson children boarded the schooner Pearl in 1848, attempting to sail to freedom. Teenagers Emily and Mary Edmonson have their freedom...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Six of fourteen Edmonson children boarded the schooner Pearl in 1848, attempting to sail to freedom. Teenagers Emily and Mary Edmonson have their freedom...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Six of fourteen Edmonson children boarded the schooner Pearl in 1848, attempting to sail to freedom. Teenagers Emily and Mary Edmonson have their freedom...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Six of fourteen Edmonson children boarded the schooner Pearl in 1848, attempting to sail to freedom. Teenagers Emily and Mary Edmonson have their freedom...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Six of fourteen Edmonson children boarded the schooner Pearl in 1848, attempting to sail to freedom. Teenagers Emily and Mary Edmonson have their freedom...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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