Seven Miles to Freedom

By Book Dads

This book is a fascinating account not only of an astonishing incident in American history but also of an extraordinary man, who accomplished great feats despite being born into slavery. Robert Smalls was a remarkable individual not only for his own time, but for any age. . . . The story of Robert Smalls’ life and accomplishments is not only a story about slavery and the fight for freedom, it’s a story about how fatherhood can make all of us better men when we take its lessons beyond our own families and out into our communities. —Book Dads