Navigator Heritage Series: Riding Freedom Novel Study Guide 1 Year License
Author(s): COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY
Inner conflict and a desire to be free drive the main character’s quest to self-discovery. Riding Freedom is a fictionalized biography of Charlotte ‘Charley’ Parkhurst. Charlotte is raised in an orphanage where she is treated differently because she is a girl. She wants to train and ride horses, but in the mid-1800s, this was considered a man’s work. To solve this dilemma, Charlotte spends most of her life pretending to be a man. Through living as ‘Charley,’ Charlotte is able to find self-fulfillment in a career that was unavailable to her as a female.