A Story of Freedom
Houghton Miflin Books
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The mother in this long poem is an enslaved field worker on a big plantation by day, but at night she is a secret agent for the Underground Railroad. Mama makes a very special gift for her daughter so that even if they can’t be together, her child will always remember how much she is loved.
I wanted to write about the lengths mothers will go to for the sake of giving their children a better life. So many mothers today work and can’t stay home with their kids. Many mothers are forced to leave their children for extended periods of time with family or trusted friends in order to provide.