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The Path to Freedom - Chapter Eight, The Final Meeting

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Eight, The Final Meeting

A Statewide Serial Story made possible with funding from the New York State United Teachers
Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY April 4, 2017

When the British attacked again, they were desperate and fierce. As more patriots joined the Americans, Burgoyne found himself outnumbered and nearly out of supplies. He refused to retreat to Ticonderoga,...

The Path to Freedom - Chapter Seven, The First Battle

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Seven, The First Battle

A Statewide Serial Story made possible with funding from the New York State United Teachers
Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY March 28, 2017

“I filed the edges of his hoof and put some grease on it, to keep it from splitting,” the young rifleman said, as he came into the circle, sat on a log and took a dish of peas and salt pork from Sylvie. “Thank...

Path to Freedom - Chapter Six, Building Up to the Battle

Path to Freedom – Chapter Six, Building Up to the Battle

A Statewide Serial Story made possible with funding from the New York State United Teachers
Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY March 21, 2017

Some weeks passed, and the Americans’ Northern Army grew as the Congress let General Washington send more troops. The patriots were now camped where the Mohawk and Hudson rivers met. There were small...

The Path to Freedom - Chapter Five, At the Campsite

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Five, At the Campsite

A Statewide Serial Story made possible with funding from the New York State United Teachers
Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY March 14, 2017

Sylvie felt sick to her stomach. She didn’t want to talk about Jane McCrea. She didn’t want to think about Jane McCrea. But that was all anyone was talking about. And there was no way to get...

The Path to Freedom - Chapter Four, Blocking the Path

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Four, Blocking the Path

A Statewide Serial Story made possible with funding from the New York State United Teachers
Mike Peterson March 7, 2017

“You know,” Luke’s father said, “every time I’ve gone to Fort Ann, I’ve seen this tree and thought how glad I was that it never showed up at our sawmill.” Luke laughed. The tree was, indeed,...

The Path to Freedom - Chapter Three, To Follow the Gun

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Three, To Follow the Gun

A Statewide Serial Story made possible with funding from the New York State United Teachers
Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY February 28, 2017

“Start filling tote sacks with oats and put them in the wagon,” Father said, as the militiamen left the clearing and headed for the next cabin. “Start with half a dozen. That’ll leave plenty for...

The Path to Freedom - Chapter Two, The Militia Called Out

The Path to Freedom – Chapter Two, The Militia Called Out

A Statewide Serial Story made possible with funding from the New York State United Teachers
February 21, 2017

A dozen men were talking to Luke and Sylvie’s father in the dooryard as they came out of the woods. Their mother and grandfather were standing at the door; the two younger children looking out around...

The Path to Freedom - Chapter One, The Sawyer’s Son

The Path to Freedom – Chapter One, The Sawyer’s Son

A Statewide Serial Story made possible with funding from the New York State United Teachers
Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY February 14, 2017

“Hold on.” David stopped walking; Jonathan took one more step and then stopped beside him, looking around the green forest as they stood side-by-side on the path. Luke Van Gelder walked around...

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New Serial Story – Starting next week! The Path to Freedom

A Statewide Serial Story made possible with funding from the New York State United Teachers
Mary Miller, Young Voices of New York, Publisher February 7, 2017

I'm fairly certain everyone reading this knows something about the American Revolution despite the fact that it was fought well over 200 years ago. The Path to Freedom, a new serialized story written...

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