Seven Miles to Freedom

By The Well-Read Child

From the moment I opened the book, I was drawn into Smalls’ story, and by the time I got to the escape, I was tense and nervous and almost afraid to turn the page. . . . The story is fascinating, and I think children will truly admire Robert Smalls’ courage and tenacity. They’ll also appreciate learning about a Civil War hero they may have never heard of, and I’m sure teachers will also find this refreshing.