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Two sisters : a story of freedom

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  In this heart-stopping adventure based on real historical events, Kereen Getten takes readers on a journey of sisterhood, struggle and survival from Jamaica to Britain. 'She was rarely afraid, and even if she was ... she still stood her ground, because Ruth never faltered in what she believed in.' Ruth and Anna are inseparable. Ruth has always known her half-sister isn't like her - her almost-white skin means she is allowed certain things that Ruth can only dream of. Anna wishes she could be braver, like her sister, Ruth.

But she has had to live with the fact that the smallest mistake would land not only her in danger, but Ruth and their mother, too.   When Ruth and Anna are shipped off to Master John's home in London for their safety, it isn't the haven they imagined.

Their differences force them apart – Anna is allowed to stay upstairs while Ruth is banished to the servants' quarters and is forced to work. With whispers of freedom on the city's streets, will Anna find the courage to stand up for Ruth before it's too late? VOICES: A thrilling series showcasing some of the UK's finest writers for young people. Voices reflects the authentic, unsung stories of our past. Each shows that, even in times of great upheaval, a myriad of people have arrived on this island and made a home for themselves - from Roman times to the present day.   PRAISE FOR TWO SISTERS: A STORY OF FREEDOM "As well as highlighting the appalling treatment of slaves, this moving tale, based partially on real events, celebrates the bond between the sisters and the courage of those who help them. An excellent addition to the Voices series, which features stories about historical black and minority ethnic figures, whose contribution to Britain has often gone unrecognised." - BookTrust "Extensively researched and providing an authentic portrayal of a time not frequently covered in children's literature, this book would be excellent to use alongside the teaching of history... This powerful and deeply affecting novel will provide young readers with a deeper insight into Black British History prior to Windrush and, just as this excellent series intends, give a voice to those who previously had none. - Just Imagine "Two Sisters: A Story of Freedom provides readers with a new point of view and the opportunity to develop empathy for those whom history often forgets.

Thank you to Scholastic for this fascinating, powerful book." - Scope For Imagination

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0702301841 / 9780702301841
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
187 pages
20 cm
Quiz No: 353282, Points 6.00, Book Level 5.40,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More