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Book Title: The Freedom of Jenny|
The author of the book: Julie Burtinshaw
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Edition: Raincoast Books
Date of issue: February 10th 2006
ISBN 13: 9781551928395
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 16.75 MB
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Jenny Estes shares her father’s dream of freedom. But for Jenny — born into slavery in Missouri in the 1840s — freedom seems an impossible dream. She toils alongside her mother in the steaming kitchen of the Leopold plantation, trying her best to be humble and obedient so that Mrs. Leopold won’t sell her to a slave-trader. But when she's not drying dishes or mixing biscuits, Jenny finds time to practice her reading, a skill that ultimately helps the family plan their migration and realize their dream. The Estes face a formidable journey: a grueling passage from Missouri to Saltspring Island, Canada. Along the way, Jenny’s family confronts scarlet fever, racial persecution, the arduous Oregon Trail, warring native Haidas, and finally, the challenges of homesteading. Jenny’s spirit and fortitude in the face of many adversities make her a heroine all young readers can look up to. Based on a true story, this tale is a gripping account of one young girl's coming-of-age in troubling and unsettling times.
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Read information about the authorJulie Burtinshaw was born in Vancouver, BC and has lived in many different cities and towns both inside and outside of Canada. She has been an avid reader since childhood and began to keep journals and diaries from the moment she could hold a pen in her hand.
Julie is an award-winning author of seven books for young adults and teens. She wrote her first novel in 2000, and has been a full time writer since 2007. When not writing, Julie teaches creative writing workshops, content writing workshops and is an active participant in the writing community. She has served as a judge for the BC Book Awards, Red Cedar Awards, Illinois Women's Press Association Communications and mentored many emerging and upcoming writers.
Julie is a member of the following professional organizations:
• The BC Federation of Writers
• The Writer’s Union of Canada
Julie spent three months (2007) as the Writer In Residence at the Berton House in Dawson City and six weeks as the Writer In Residence at the Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute in East Iceland (2008).
That's because she loves to travel and write.
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