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Steal Away

Jennifer Armstrong

In 1896, Mary Emmons is surprised when her grandmother takes her along to visit an old friend in Toronto named Bethlehem. Mary has led a sheltered life in New York City, far from hardship and danger. But when Mary meets the ancient woman, the personal history she shares removes the blinders from Mary’s eyes, forcing the girl to recognize prejudice and injustice for the first time. As a young girl, Suzanna, Mary’s grandmother, is sent to live with her uncle in the South. Seeing slaves for the first time, and the horrible way they are treated, Suzanna decides to run away, back to her home in Vermont. When she leaves, though, she is not alone. Disguised as a boy, the young slave Bethlehem escapes with her. As the story of these two brave young women is told through alternating chapters, they share the dangers they face on the perilous journey from Virginia to freedom. Award-winning narrators Christina Moore, Barbara Caruso, and Lynne Thigpen masterfully capture each riveting conflict and difficult decision.

In 1896, Mary Emmons is surprised when her grandmother takes her along to visit an old friend in Toronto named Bethlehem. Mary has led a sheltered life in New York City, far from hardship and danger. But when Mary meets the ancient woman, the personal history she shares removes the blinders from Mary’s eyes, forcing the girl to recognize prejudice and injustice for the first time. As a young girl, Suzanna, Mary’s grandmother, is sent to live with her uncle in the South. Seeing slaves for the first time, and the horrible way they are treated, Suzanna decides to run away, back to her home in Vermont. When she leaves, though, she is not alone. Disguised as a boy, the young slave Bethlehem escapes with her. As the story of these two brave young women is told through alternating chapters, they share the dangers they face on the perilous journey from Virginia to freedom. Award-winning narrators Christina Moore, Barbara Caruso, and Lynne Thigpen masterfully capture each riveting conflict and difficult decision.
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In 1896, Mary Emmons is surprised when her grandmother takes her along to visit an old friend in Toronto named Bethlehem. Mary has led a sheltered life in New York City, far from hardship and danger. But when Mary meets the ancient woman, the personal history she shares removes the blinders from Mary’s eyes, forcing the girl to recognize prejudice and injustice for the first time. As a young girl, Suzanna, Mary’s grandmother, is sent to live with her uncle in the South. Seeing slaves for the first time, and the horrible way they are treated, Suzanna decides to run away, back to her home in Vermont. When she leaves, though, she is not alone. Disguised as a boy, the young slave Bethlehem escapes with her. As the story of these two brave young women is told through alternating chapters, they share the dangers they face on the perilous journey from Virginia to freedom. Award-winning narrators Christina Moore, Barbara Caruso, and Lynne Thigpen masterfully capture each riveting conflict and difficult decision.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christina Moore, Barbara Caruso, Lynne Thigpen

Length:

5h 28m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:31


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

17:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

24:30


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:36