PHILADELPHIA â€“- Lorene Cary, who teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss and sign copies of her book, "Free! Great Escapes from Slavery on the Underground Railroad," at a special Penn Bookstore program for young adult readers on Monday, July 11, at 5 p.m. The bookstore is at 36th and Walnut streets on the Penn campus.
"Free! Great Escapes from Slavery on the Underground Railroad" is a collection of non-fiction stories for young readers, published in 2006.
Cary is founder and director of Art Sanctuary, a nonprofit lecture and performance series in Philadelphia. Her other books include the best-selling memoir â€śBlack Ice,â€ť an American Library Association Notable Book for 1991 often taught in colleges and high schools, and â€śThe Price of a Child,â€ť a 1995 novel chosen as the first One Book, One Philadelphia selection, a collection of true-life stories.
The event is free and open to the public.