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Martha Anns Quilt for Queen Victoria Kyra E. Hicks

Martha Anns Quilt for Queen Victoria

Kyra E. Hicks

Published
ISBN : 9781933285597
Hardcover
28 pages
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This 32-page childrens book is the true story of Martha Ann Ricks, an ex-slave who spent fifty years saving spare coins to fulfill her dream of meeting the Queen of England. After Martha Anns father finally saves enough money to purchase herMoreThis 32-page childrens book is the true story of Martha Ann Ricks, an ex-slave who spent fifty years saving spare coins to fulfill her dream of meeting the Queen of England. After Martha Anns father finally saves enough money to purchase her freedom from slavery, the family leaves east Tennessee to begin a new life in Liberia. On market days, Martha Ann watches the British navy patrolling the Liberian coast to stop slave catchers from kidnapping her family and friends and forcing them back into slavery. Martha Ann decides to thank Queen Victoria in person for sending the navy. But first, she must determine how to make the 3,500-mile voyage to England, find a suitable gift for the Queen, and withstand the ridicule of family and friends who learn of her impossible dream.