Mar 08, 2021
Martha and the Slave Catchers
Posted by Harriet Hyman Alonso Elizabeth Zunon

Thirteen year old Martha and seven year old Jake must do what adults cannot to ensure their own and others freedom.Martha Bartlett has a secret Her life has already been changed by the Underground Railroad Now the safety of her younger brother Jake depends on her willingness to risk her own life to bring Jake home to their abolitionist community in Connecticut It s 185Thirteen year old Martha and seven year old Jake must do what adults cannot to ensure their own and others freedom.Martha Bartlett has a secret Her life has already been changed by the Underground Railroad Now the safety of her younger brother Jake depends on her willingness to risk her own life to bring Jake home to their abolitionist community in Connecticut It s 1854 and though all people in the North are supposed to be free, seven year old Jake, the orphan of a fugitive slave, learns otherwise Using aliases, disguises, and other subterfuges, his older sister Martha struggles to elude slave catchers while adhering to her parents admonition to always tell the truth Being perceived sometimes as white, sometimes as black during a perilous journey also throws her sense of her own identity into turmoil Alonso combines fiction and historical fact to weave a suspenseful story of courage, hope, and self discovery in the aftermath of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, while illuminating the bravery of abolitionists who fought against slavery.

  • Title: Martha and the Slave Catchers
  • Author: Harriet Hyman Alonso Elizabeth Zunon
  • ISBN: 9781609808006
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Martha and the Slave Catchers Thirteen year old Martha and seven year old Jake must do what adults cannot to ensure their own and others freedom Martha Bartlett has a secret Her life has already been changed by the Underground Rai

    Seabreeze

    This is a solid historical fiction novel, embellished with good illustrations and clear maps of the route of the Underground railroad route THe major child characters MArtha and her brother Jake ring true as kids of their ages As and adult reader and writer I feel that the author s extensive historical knowledge of the effect of the Fugitive Slave Act makes the main plot line informative and engaging Briefly, Martha s little brother, Jake, is snatched away under the above law and she is determin [...]


    Melanie Dulaney

    Author Harriet Alonso writes a gripping piece of historical fiction from a slightly different perspective as other Underground Railroad themed books Martha is a young girl living in Liberty Falls where most are opposed to slavery and some are actively involved in the abolitionist movement As Alonso begins her tale, Martha is a shy girl with Quaker Unitarian parents who is largely responsible for her developmentally delayed brother who also happens to be the child of a runaway slave who died duri [...]


    Gayle

    Martha, a headstrong girl is included in a rescue mission to bring her brother home after he is kidnapped because a slave owner claims he is his property Martha learns there are rules to follow about the Underground Railroad but will she remember them all when she has to She has her own ideas on how to save him and she learns along the way that she has made mistakes because her and her brother are on their own for awhile until they reach the people to help them out The dangers of the Underground [...]


    Tena

    I won a copy in a giveaway sponsored by Allison.



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