Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story

By Janet Halfmann

Reading Level: Early Elementary School, Late Elementary School
Genre: Biography
Publisher: Lee and Low Books 2008

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Meet Robert Smalls, a man who was born a slave, but made a daring escape and went on to become a U.S. Congressman.

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