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From Slave to Congressman: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6
Page count: 7



Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 47, Num 5, Feb 2020

Story Summary

In this edge-of-your-seat biography of slave, Robert Smalls, Timothy Tocher proves once again why he is the king of historical fiction and biography for children. Stealing a confederate steamer filled with other slaves, Robert Small's successful bid for freedom is one of the most daring and bold escape sagas to come out of the Civil War.