Stealing Freedom By: Elisa Carbone This is a book of a young girl finding her way to freedom and the steps she takes to get thier.

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Stealing Freedom is a book about a young gil who is trapped between her freedom and her family. In the beginning Ann is about 11 years old. She lives in a plantation in Unity, Maryland with her three brothers, mom and dad. the problem of the story is Ann can't decide whether or not she should run away and risk the chance to never see her family again.

Her mom makes most of her families meals. She mainly cooks corn mush, but it keeps her family alive. During the time she does not work she cleans and knits for her family.

Her father John workds in the field with Catherine late into the night. During the time he does not work he builds rocking chairs to sell to people. Every year John takes all his money and tries to by his freedom, but Master Charles says, "no!" because he knows the first thing he will do is buy his wife's freedom.

Augustus is Ann's oldest brother. When Augustus fought Master Richard, he got a wipping. During the wipping Augustus did not even make a noise, not until th esalt water touched his cuts on his back. He was sold to Alabama like his brothers but not the same plantation.

Her other brother Addison is a nice booy but not a strong as Augustus. He went with Ann to feed the dogs during Master Richard's birthday. Her youngest brother Joseph was sold with his brothers to an Alabama plantation.

Benjamin is a young boy whose mother is sold so he stays with Ann and her family, but on one day when Ann is going to give her father a meal. master Charles takes him for a horse ride, then he is gone.

Mr. Biglow is a man who helps Ann reach...