Sailing to Freedom (Engage Literacy Dark Red)


Sailing to Freedom (Engage Literacy Dark Red)


Product Code: RT150

Age: 3y+

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Sailing to Freedom (Engage Literacy Dark Red)

Like many slaves, Robert Smalls was forced to fight for the Confederate Navy during the American Civil War. One night, Robert and his crew of fellow slaves aboard the ship, the Planter, decided to steal the ship and head for the safety – and freedom – of Union waters only seven miles away. Would they make it to freedom, or would they be captured and face certain death?

Graded readers, or reading programmes, are series of levelled books that help children to learn to read. As children progress up the levels they develop the skills to read more independently.

Engage Literacy is the new award-winning reading scheme from Raintree that introduces engaging and contemporary content to motivate and support early readers while providing a reliable and instructional framework. All titles are precisely levelled, with new vocabulary being introduced and reinforced throughout the levels.

Reading Level: Dark Red, Level 35

Paperback: 64 pages

ISBN: 9781474745918

Dimensions: 22.8 x 0.6 x 15.4 cm

Written by: Jessica Gunderson

About the author: 

Jessica Gunderson grew up in the small town of Washburn, North Dakota. She has a bachelors degree from the University of North Dakota and an MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has written more than fifty books for young readers. Her book Ropes of Revolution won the 2008 Moonbeam Award for best graphic novel. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband and cat.