Saturday, January 27, 2007

A Good Night for Freedom

Author: Barbara Olenyik Morrow

Quote: "I don't like slavery. But there's a law against helpin' runaways. A judge could fine me $500. Or we could find our barn in flames."

Why you should read this book: When Hallie discovers her Quaker neighbors (real life abolitionists Levi and Catherine Coffin) helping runaway slaves, she needs to understand their decisions and make her own.

Why you should't read this book: You believe so strongly in adherence to the law you don't care how unfair or unconstitutional it is.

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