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Gretchen Woelfle


Gretchen Woelfle

Gretchen Woelfle grew up in Dunkirk, New York, and her childhood spent near Lake Erie had a lasting impact upon her and her memories. She studied English at the University of California at Berkeley. Then she did editorial work and magazine writing in London, England, New England, the Midwest and Los Angeles California. Gretchen received her Master in Fine Arts in Writing for Children from Vermont College. She currently lives in California with her husband and two children. 

Gretchen Woelfle

Books by Gretchen Woelfle

Written by Gretchen Woelfle with illustrations by R. Gregory Christie - African American Interest, Biography, Children's 9-12, Children's Nonfiction, History, Human Rights, Nonfiction

Even as American Patriots fought for independence from British rule during the Revolutionary War, oppressive conditions remained in place for the thousands of enslaved and free African Americans living in this country. But African Americans took up their own fight for freedom by joining the British and American armies; preaching, speaking out and writing about the evils of slavery; and establishing settlements in Nova Scotia and Africa. The thirteen stories featured in this collection spotlight charismatic individuals who answered the cry for freedom.

written by Gretchen Woelfle, illustrated by Alix Delinois - Biography, History
Everybody knows about the Founding Fathers and the Declaration of Independence in 1776. But the founders weren't the only ones who believed that everyone had a right to freedom. Mumbet, a Massachusetts slave, believed it too. She longed to be free, but how? Would anyone help her in her fight for freedom? Could she win against her owner, the richest man in town? 
Mumbet was determined to try.