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Look to the Hills: The Diary of Lozette Moreau, a French Slave Girl is a historical fiction book written by Patricia C. McKissack. It is McKissack's third book in Scholastic's Dear America and the thirty-fourth book in the series overall. The book was published in April 2004 and was followed by Lisa Rowe Fraustino's I Walk in Dread.


"To the Bookies — Alpine, Alvernys, Carmella, Katie, Mary, and Willa"

Book description[]

"January 5, 1763
"You come when you are called. You stay where you are told....You have no say in your life."
I scoffed. Belle was just envious of the freedom I enjoyed. When I accused her of being jealous, Belle looked at me squarely in the face. "You are confused, child," she said. "You are not better off....You must lift your head and look to the hills."
"Why look to the hills?" I asked.
"Looking will make you curious about what's on the other side of them...."
Lately I've been thinking about Belle, and I want to see what's on the other side of those hills. Is freedom really there?



Historical Note[]


Main article: List of Look to the Hills characters


Main article: Patricia C. McKissack

Patricia C. McKissack was an American children's writer whom authored over one hundred books during her lifetime. She is the author of three books in Dear America, including A Picture of Freedom and Color Me Dark. McKissack also penned The Royal Diaries title Nzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba.


  • The portrait on the cover is a detail from a c. 1825 portrait painting of Euphemia Toussaint by Anthony Meucci. The background is a detail of James David Smillie's painting Lake Placid and the Adirondack Mountains from Whiteface.[2][3][4]


See also[]

Dear America

A Journey to the New World | The Winter of Red Snow | When Will This Cruel War Be Over? | A Picture of Freedom
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie | So Far from Home | I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly
West to a Land of Plenty | Dreams in the Golden Country | Standing in the Light | Voyage on the Great Titanic
A Line in the Sand | My Heart Is on the Ground | The Great Railroad Race | The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow
A Light in the Storm | Color Me Dark | A Coal Miner's Bride | My Secret War | One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping
Valley of the Moon | Seeds of Hope | Early Sunday Morning | My Face to the Wind | Christmas After All
A Time for Courage | Where Have All the Flowers Gone? | Mirror, Mirror on the Wall | Survival in the Storm
When Christmas Comes Again | Land of the Buffalo Bones | Love Thy Neighbor | All the Stars in the Sky
Look to the Hills | I Walk in Dread | Hear My Sorrow


The Fences Between Us | Like the Willow Tree | Cannons at Dawn | With the Might of Angels | Behind the Masks
Down the Rabbit Hole | A City Tossed and Broken

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