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Book Title: Running Out of Night|
The author of the book: Sharon Lovejoy
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 9.11 MB
Edition: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Date of issue: November 11th 2014
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Read full description of the books Running Out of Night:A Children’s Book Review Seven Middle Grade Books for African American History Month Pick
Fans of Elijah of Buxton, Trouble Don’t Last, and Stealing Freedom will be drawn to this tale of the incredible journey of an abused twelve-year-old white girl and an escaped slave girl who run away together and form a bond of friendship while seeking freedom.
Every day is a misery for a nameless, motherless Southern girl who is treated cruelly by her pa and brothers. Her life changes forever when a runaway slave named Zenobia turns to her for help and shelter. Longing for her own freedom, the girl decides to run away, and she and Zenobia set off on a harrowing journey. Along the way, Zenobia names the girl Lark, after the bird, for her ability to mimic its song.
Running by night, hiding by day, the girls are pursued by Lark’s pa and brothers and by ruthless slave catchers. Brightwell, another runaway slave, joins them, and the three follow secret signs to a stop on the Underground Railroad. When the hideout is raided and Zenobia and Brightwell are captured, Lark sets out alone to rescue her friends.
A CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book of the Year
An International Reading Association Best Chapter Book of the Year
A Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award Master List Selection
A Great Stone Face Book Award Nominee
"Lush, detailed, total-immersion storytelling."--Kirkus Reviews
"Distinguished by lively descriptions and dialogue."-- Publisher's Weekly
"A gripping historical novel . . . heart-stopping, heart-racing and eventually heart-easing.--Library Voice
"Powerful debut novel."--International Reading Association
"An essential read for those interested in American history."--San Louis Obispo Tribune
"A gritty, engrossing tale.--Slo Coast Journal
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Read information about the authorFor the first seven years of her life, Sharon Lovejoy was introduced to the wonders of nature by her Quaker Grandmother Lovejoy, a botanist and an educator. As an adult, Sharon's passion for the natural world guided her to become a naturalist, a watercolor illustrator, and an award winning garden and nature writer.
As a graduate with Distinction in the Field of Art from San Diego State University, Sharon successfully combined her training in art with her love of botany and natural science. She worked as a docent naturalist for the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History and for the Smithsonian Institution in the lagoons of Baja, California. In 1982, she founded Heart's Ease Herb Shop & Gardens in Cambria, California, where she shared her love and knowledge of nature with visitors for the next 15 years.
As a recognized gardening expert, Sharon has lectured throughout the United States for over twenty years at conferences, educational symposia, museums, botanic gardens, arboreta, public and private educational institutions, and for professional trade associations and gardening organizations.
In 1995, Sharon served as President of the International Herb Association. Her other professional affiliations include Garden Writers Association, The Authors Guild, Inc., Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, and Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
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