War Comes to Willy Freeman

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War Comes to Willy Freeman is a 1987 novel by James Lincoln Collier with contributions from his brother Christopher Collier. It is the story of an African-American girl during the Revolutionary War. It is critically acclaimed but has caused controversy for its use of the word "nigger",'Plot This is about a 13 year old girl whose mother is kidnapped by Redcoats and father is killed at the Battle of Groton Heights. She runs away to her Aunt Betsy. '[1][2][3] albeit in a historical context.[4][5]


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  2. ^ "Teaching Is About Ramifications". The New York Times. 1998-12-17. Retrieved 2010-05-27. 
  3. ^ http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=14507339&BRD=1395&PAG=461&dept_id=216620&rfi=6
  4. ^ Reichman, Henry (2001). Censorship and selection: issues and answers for schools. ALA Editions. p. 76. ISBN 978-0-8389-0798-6. 
  5. ^ "Book Row Spreads As School Slaps Gag On Novel". Daily News (New York). 1998-12-10.