Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story

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$12.95  $11.91
Lee & Low Books
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8.8 X 10.5 X 0.1 inches | 0.35 pounds

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About the Author

JANET HALFMANN is the author of more than forty books for children, including Lee & Low's Midnight Teacher, which Kirkus called "An excellent homage to an African-American woman who taught ahead of her time" in a starred review. When she's not writing, Halfmann enjoys working in the garden, exploring nature, visiting new places, especially wildlife areas and living-history museums, and watching movies. Halfmann lives with her husband in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. DUANE SMITH was an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer with a degree from Pratt Institute in New York City and a Master's in Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology. His wide-ranging works have been featured in periodicals, books, movie storyboards, and galleries. Smith also worked in graphic design and interactive media development, and split his time between homes in Brooklyn and Albany, New York. He died in 2020.


"Page turns and textual pacing combine to relate the actual escape with pulse-pounding excitement; readers' relief at Smalls's success is almost physical. A triumph." -- Reviewer "Kirkus Reviews"
"Expressionistic illustrations accent the boldness and courage of this man who went on to become the first African-American pilot of a US vessel and was later elected to both the South Carolina and US legislatures." -- Reviewer "Curriculum Connections, School Library Journal"
"An inspirational picturebook brought to life with impressive, slightly abstract painted artwork." -- Reviewer "Midwest Book Reviews"