Hammering for Freedom: The William Lewis Story

By HUBBARD, Rita Lorraine

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9781600609695
Publisher
Lee & Low


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on September 1, 2018  |  Elementary

K-Gr 3—Winner of the 13th Lee & Low New Voices Award, Hubbard tells the true story of William "Bill" Lewis, who was born into slavery and used his blacksmithing skills to buy his freedom—and, over time, the freedom of his entire extended family. Lewis's story is one of many in Hubbard's recent book, African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes. Hubbard, also from Chattanooga, emphasizes Lewis's hard...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

In 1837, Lewis, who was born into slavery, became the first African American blacksmith in Chattanooga, Tennessee--and he didn't stop working until he was ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

In 1837, Lewis, who was born into slavery, became the first African American blacksmith in Chattanooga, Tennessee--and he didn't stop working until he was ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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