A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia 1859 (Dear America Series )

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 5n/a4.637516
A slave girl's secret writings reveal that hope and strength can prevail even in the face of unspeakable hardship.
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published on November 1, 2003 by Scholastic
ISBN-10: 0439555019
ISBN-13: 9780439555012
3 Book Reviews
  • lavender_love
    lavender_love4 months55 stars
    So far, I'm loving this book! The girl in the book writes below an oak tree. She's trying her best to make sure no one figures out of her writing. Slaves in the day weren't supposed to know how to read or write, at least, where she's at for sure. Her name is Clotee. Slavery is such a terrible thing but reading books like these ones, which are historical fiction, teach you so much about history and just in general. It also gives you a peek into the harsh parts of the past and real things that happen. It blows my mind that these are real things that at one point happened or existed! Slavery is just no good. This book is amazing though, truly. I very much would say you should check out this book. I still haven't finished it but it's already so amazing! Dear America books are some of my top favorites for sure.
    • bgreene1
      bgreene1over 6 years55 stars
      A Picture of Freedom is set in a tragic time period . Clottee, a slave girl learns to read and write on the plantation. Many surprises come her way and you can connect with how she feels during the story.
      • toxicbeautieover 9 years
        this book is amazing you should read it and i love it