Plantations, Virginia, 1859

A story of a young slave girl on southern plantation in 1859.

Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honor author Patricia McKissack’s inspiring A PICTURE OF FREEDOM is now back in print with a gorgeous new cover!It’s 1859 Clotee, twelve-year-old slave, has the most wonderful, terrible secret. She knows that if she shares it wrong person, will face unimaginable consequences. What her secret? While doing job of fanning master’s son during his daily lessons, Clotee taught herself to read write. However, soon learns tutor, Ely Harms, secret own.In time when literacy one valuable skills have, determined use save herself, family.