Library:ADCLP/Almost to freedom

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Almost to freedom / by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson ; illustrations by Colin Bootman.


Tells the story of a young girl's dramatic escape from slavery via the Underground Railroad, from the perspective of her beloved rag doll.

Reading Levels

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


  • Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award (honor), 2003
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Book, 2003

Publication History

  • Minneapolis, Minn. : Carolrhoda Books, 2003. 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm. ISBN 157505342X (lib. bdg. : alk. paper) OCLC 50034802