The Escape of Robert Smalls: A Daring Voyage Out of Slavery by Jehan Jones-Radgowski

The Escape of Robert Smalls: A Daring Voyage Out of SlaveryThe Escape of Robert Smalls: A Daring Voyage Out of Slavery by Jehan Jones-Radgowski
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am so happy this book exists! Robert Smalls is an American hero who hasn't gotten nearly as many national holidays and monuments as he deserves.

This story does an excellent job of describing just how dangerous the mission was, and just how brave and clever Mr. Smalls had to have been.

Looking forward to steering kids towards this book next time they come around looking for a biography for a school project.

Maybe we can get a sequel? :)

Further recommended reading: Be Free or Die

arc received from the publisher

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