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Oh, Freedom!

(2016)
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Ten-year-old Tommy roams the cotton fields of Alabama owned by the notorious Captain Archer. Intimidating guards with fierce dogs protect the land, preventing the slaves from leaving. That is until a supernatural spirit visits Tommy offering a way out. With his banjo slung over his shoulder, Peg Leg Joe guides Tommy, his family and other slaves out of Southern USA, and into Canada through the legendary Underground Railroads.
Stretched for miles across the country's vastness, the network famously facilitated more than 100,000 slaves to a new life. For Tommy and his family, the escape is far from an easy ride. The young boy is forced to mature through this testing period, and allow his strong will to guide himself and others to safety under the guidance of Peg Leg Joe.
Set in the 19th century, D'Adamo's well-constructed novel tells a story distant in time, remains grounded in a reality that still exists today. Oh, Freedom! is about a child's loss of innocence, and perseverance in the face of oppression. The themes Francesco D'Adamo addresses are relevant to the modern day, as millions across the globe continue to be enslaved, including young children.

 
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Oh, Freedom!
Author(s): Francesco D'Adamo
ISBN: 1-85077-285-1 / 978-1-85077-285-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Darf Publishing
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Kindle Editions

February 2017 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Oh, Freedom!
Author(s): Francesco D'Adamo, Sian Williams
Publisher: Darf Publishers
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