Resource Details

NSSBB #: 2000827
ISBN: 9781552664230
Title: Chasing Freedom
Supplier: University of Toronto Press
Published: 2011
Price: $15.16
Language: English
Origin: AC - Atl. Can.
Notes: Gloria Ann Wesley's "Chasing Freedom" tells the story of the arrival in Birchtown, the first all-Black community in Nova Scotia, of Sarah Redmond, a newly freed slave from South Carolina. Through an accessible story, written in straightforward language, Ms. Wesley explores an important part of Nova Scotian history; namely, the arrival of the Black Loyalists.

In addition to being suited to English Language Arts 9, "Chasing Freedom" also can be used in English Language Arts 12: African Heritage as a complement to Lawrence Hill's "The Book of Negroes"—especially for readers who may find "The Book of Negroes" challenging—as the two novels address much of the same history, and many of the same themes.
Chasing Freedom - Gloria Ann Wesley
Resource Type: Student Resource - Atlantic Canada
Subject Grade
Category Guidance
English Language Arts/English Language Arts/English Language Arts 9 9 Non-Fiction 5:C 05/05/2021
English Language Arts/English Language Arts/English 12: African Heritage 12 Non-Fiction 5:C 05/05/2021