Love Twelve Miles Long

By Glenda Armand, Colin Bootman (illustrator),

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1 author picked Love Twelve Miles Long as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

The author and I live near each other and we got to know each other at local writer events. So when I heard that her book won Lee and Low’s New Voices Award, I just had to get Glenda’s book. And I did! She autographed a copy for me which I treasure. This is a tender, powerful, and inspiring picture book. It tells the true story of how Frederick Douglass’s mother would visit him. He was a young child working on a plantation. His mother lived and worked six miles away. At night, she would walk six miles through the…

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