Library:ADCLP/A place called Freedom

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A place called Freedom / by Scott Russell Sanders ; illustrated by Thomas B. Allen.


After being set free from slavery in 1832, young James Starman and his family journey from Tennessee to Indiana to start a new life and over the years they are joined by so many blacks that they start their own town.


African Americans, Family life, Fiction, Frontier and pioneer life, History, Indiana, Juvenile fiction

Reading Levels

[No age range specified] / [No grade range specified]


  • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 1998

Publication History

  • New York, N.Y. : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1997. 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm. ISBN 0689804709