Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story by Janet Halfmann

Read about the amazing life of Robert Smalls, a former slave who: sailed a stolen confederate ship to freedom, became one of America’s first African American captains of a United States vessel, convinced President Abraham Lincoln to allow African Americans to enlist in the Union Army, helped write a new democratic state constitution, became a member of the United States Congress and introduced a petition to give women the right to vote. Seven Miles to Freedom is truly a book of courage and inspiration.