Slaveboy, The Fiddling for Freedom Series, Book 1

"Slaveboy,"the first book in the Fiddling for Freedom series, was inspired by the life of African-American slave and pioneer, Louis Southworth, who traveled the Oregon Trail with his mother and master in the early 1850s and then went on to earn enough money to buy his freedom by playing fiddle in the gold camps in California and Nevada. This is a middle-grade chapter book. More

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About Michael Wenberg

MICHAEL WENBERG is the author of the ebook, "The Last Eagle," a World War II adventure story, as well as ten ebooks for children, "Henri the Clown," "Stinky Dog," "The Tiger Wind," "The Boy Who Hated Flowers," "Captain Lewis's Dog," "Dognapped," "Oops," "Melba's Slide Trombone," "Tubby the Forgotten Tugboat", two young adult novels, "Stringz" (2010, Westside Books) and "Seattle Blues" (2009, Westside Books), and the picture book, "Elizabeth's Song" (2002, Beyond Words Publishing). "Stringz" and "Seattle Blues" are Flamingnet Top Choice Award winners. "Stringz" was selected to the Pennsylvania School Librarian's Top 40 List for 2010. "Seattle Blues" was picked a best book of the year by the Bank Street School of Education in 2009. A highly regarded speaker in schools, Wenberg uses his trombone-playing to introduce children to his stories, reading, writing, and music. Wenberg lives with his wife, Sandy, an architectural color consultant, and his teenage son, Lucas, in Kingston, Washington, a small village on Washington state's Puget Sound. Wenberg has attended Seattle Pacific University and Eastern Washington University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Gonzaga University. When he’s not writing, spending time with his family, or playing his trombone, you can find him backpacking, mountain biking, or snow skiing, depending on the season.

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