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My Story: Slave Girl - The Diary of Clotee, Virginia, USA 1859

by Patricia C McKissack (author)

Suitable for 8 - 12 years

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The moving diary of Clotee, a slave-girl in one of America’s notorious plantations. To her, freedom is just a word – but it’s the most important word in the world. “Freedom is one of the first words I teached myself to write. Down in the Quarters people pray for freedom – they sing ‘bout freedom, but to keep Mas’ Henley from knowin’ their true feelings, they call freedom ‘heaven’. Everybody’s mind is on freedom…” From the acclaimed My Story series of fictionalised diaries, this book is based upon the true recollections of Clotee Henley, a freed slave.

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My Story





Date published

October 17th, 2003

Other details

  • 256 pages





  1. saara
    on 29 May 2011

    best book

    i love this book i've red it alot of times ithink it's very sad

    5out of 5

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What kids think

  1. bouncybunny
    on 5 March 2013

    I read this book over and over I never know that being a slave could be so hard I can only imagine

  2. a11timehorses
    on 4 March 2013

    This book is really good

  3. rachgoldy
    on 1 May 2010

    I really enjoyed this book. I read and read this book and i couldn’t put it down. it is very interesting and i think everyone should read it

    5out of 5