The Clothesline Code by Janet Halfmann is the fascinating story of Lucy Ann and Dabney Walker, who risked it all to save lives.
After learning about the way the Union intelligence camp used flag codes to communicate over long distances, Dabney Walker and his wife Lucy Ann devised a way to use laundry to create a clothesline code to send signals across the river, putting the Walkers–especially Lucy Ann–in grave danger.
This story shares the bravery of the Walkers, and how their efforts helped the Union army prepare to battle the Confederate army in the spring. The Afterword provides more information about these courageous people and the time period.
Sharing an important and, perhaps not as well known, story from this time period in history is the perfect way to celebrate Black History Month and honor the sacrifices many Blacks made to help the Union. Halfmann’s books never disappoint.
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- Publisher : Brandylane Publishers, Inc. (February 1, 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 36 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1951565576
- ISBN-13 : 978-1951565572
- Reading age : 6 – 11 years
I received a digital copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.