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*2022 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner!
*2022 East TN Community History Winner
*2022 Amazon Editor's Pick - Nonfiction
*2021 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award Winner!
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by Rita Lorraine Hubbard

Do you know the story of William Lewis, the enslaved blacksmith who loved his family so much that he spent over 25 years purchasing his family's freedom?


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