Seven Miles to Freedom

By Front Street Reviews

A]n inspiring true story of courage and honor. Janet Halfmann tells the tale of the bravery of one slave, who ended up not only gaining freedom for his family and friends, but also helped make great strides for rights of former slaves. The illustrations in the book are a beautiful accompaniment for the text. Duane Smith did a lovely job of making the pictures a little more grown up. . . . The story is told in such a way that kids will enjoy learning a little piece of history. The book moves smoothly through the story, and once the Civil War hits, the action and suspense created in the story will keep kids interested, while helping them learn about a wonderful, historic figure . . . [A] good book to help kids learn something in a fun way.