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The Racing to Freedom trilogy

Gabriel's Horses

April 2007, Peachtree Publishers. Ages 9 and up.

ISBN-10: 1561453986
ISBN-13: 978-1561453986

Gabriel’s Horses
Book One of the Racing to Freedom trilogy

“During the dangers of the Civil War, a young Kentucky slave dares to dream about becoming a famous jockey.”

“The boy's first-person, present-tense narrative brings close the thrilling horse racing—on the plantation, at the race course, and in the war—and the African American history in all its complexity.” —Booklist

Awards:

  • 2009-2010 nominee Young Hoosier Book Award (Indiana)
  • 2009-2010 nominee Mark Twain Readers Award (Missouri)
  • 2009-2010 nominee Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award
  • 2009-2010 nominee West Virginia Children's Book Award
  • 2008-09 Texas Bluebonnet Master List
  • 2008-09 Keystone State Young Adult nominee
  • 2008 Kansas State Reading Circle nominee
  • 2008-09 Flicker Tale nominee
  • Junior Library Guild selection

 

Available from these online retailers:

Peachtree Publishers
Amazon.com
Barnes & Noble.com
Borders.com
IndieBound.org
Powells.com
Amazon.ca (Canada)
Amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom)
Chapters/Indigo (Canada)


       
 

Gabriel's Triumph

October 2007 Peachtree Publishers. Ages 9 and up.

ISBN-10: 1561454109
ISBN-13: 978-1561454105
 

Gabriel’s Triumph
Book Two of the Racing to Freedom trilogy

"In addition to enjoying an engaging story, readers will learn about horse racing as well as the plight of African Americans, both enslaved and free, during the Civil War era. In short, it is entertainment and education in one sleek package." —Children's Literature

Awards:

  • 2008-2009 nominee Kansas State Reading Circle
  • Junior Library Guild Selection

 

Available from these online retailers:

Peachtree Publishers
Amazon.com
Barnes & Noble.com
Borders.com
IndieBound.org
Powells.com
Amazon.ca (Canada)
Amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom)
Chapters/Indigo (Canada)

 
       
 

Gabriel's Journey

April 2008 Peachtree Publishers. Ages 9 and up.

ISBN-10: 1561454427
ISBN-13: 978-1561454426
 

Gabriel’s Journey
Book Three of the Racing to Freedom trilogy

“Gabriel joins the Union cavalry and fights for freedom at the Battle of Saltville during the Civil War.”

Awards:

  • Junior Library Guild selection

 

Available from these online retailers:

Peachtree Publishers
Amazon.com
Barnes & Noble.com
Borders.com
IndieBound.org
Powells.com
Amazon.ca (Canada)
Amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom)
Chapters/Indigo (Canada)