A Free Woman On God's Earth is a juvenile biography for ages 8 and up containing over 40 illustrations. It is the story of Elizabeth Mumbet Freeman, the enslaved African woman who had the courage and conviction to speak what was in her heart, suing for her freedom in a Massachusetts court of law. In gaining her own freedom, she set the stage for the abolition of slavery in Massachusetts in 1783.
Ann-Elizabeth Barnes has been a story-teller since she was a child. Her favorite thing to do is to make complicated subjects uncomplicated. She likes to put history in context so that it is simple to remember. Out of this desire came the now 10 year old “Mumbet in the Schools” program for which she has received numerous Massachusetts Cultural Council grants and lots of help from the teachers and children in Berkshire County schools.
|Recommended Age||8 - 12|
|Author||Jana Laiz, Ann-Elizabeth Barnes|
|Publication Date||Nov 7, 2009|
|Publisher||Crow Flies Press|