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Title:
Aunt Clara Brown : official pioneer
Author:
Lowery, Linda, 1949-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Carolrhoda Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
A biography of the freed slave who made her fortune in Colorado and used her money to bring other former slaves there to begin new lives.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
470 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.5 0.5 34807.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.1 3 Quiz: 22371 Guided reading level: N.
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ISBN:
9781575050454

9781575054162
Format :
Book

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Summary

Introducing new readers to some of history's most interesting and important people, these biographies focus on the pivotal episodes that show what kind of person the subject is (or was) and how he or she came to be famous. Although written in a story format, these books are not fictionalized accounts. A chronology of major events follows the story, along with a brief summary of the subject's life.


Summary

As a successful former slave, Clara Brown used her money to help other freed slaves get a new start in life. In 1859 Clara bought her own freedom and headed west to Colorado to find her daughter, who was sold when she was just a little girl. Clara didn't find her daughter there, but she did get rich. The people she helped became her family, and she became known as "Aunt" Clara Brown.


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Library Journal Review

Gr 2-3-Clara, a freed slave, traveled west where she helped others build new lives and tirelessly searched for her daughter, who was sold as a child. Powerful primitive paintings in earth tones illustrate this triumphant, easy-to-read biography. (Nov.) (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Library Journal Review

Gr 2-3-Clara, a freed slave, traveled west where she helped others build new lives and tirelessly searched for her daughter, who was sold as a child. Powerful primitive paintings in earth tones illustrate this triumphant, easy-to-read biography. (Nov.) (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.