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Release Date: February 1, 2022
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The audiobook will be available for pre-order on January 11, 2022. Check back on that date to pre-order this title for the Feb 1, 2022 release!

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Author: Amina Luqman-Dawson Narrator: Narrator Info Added Soon Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Audio Length: Release Date: February 1, 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781549163357

Publisher Description

Debut author Amina Luqman Dawson pens a lyrical, accessible historical middle-grade novel about two enslaved children’s escape from a plantation and the many ways they find freedom.

After an entire young life of enslavement, twelve-year-old Homer escapes Southerland Plantation with his little sister Ada, leaving his beloved mother behind. Much as he adores her and fears for her life, Homer knows there’s no turning back, not with the overseer on their trail. Through tangled vines, secret doorways, and over a sky bridge, the two find a secret community called Freewater, deep in the recesses of the swamp.

In this new, free society made up of escaped slaves and some born-free children, Homer cautiously embraces a set of spirited friends, almost forgetting where he came from. But when he learns of a threat that could destroy Freewater, he hatches a plan to return to Southerland plantation, overcome his own cautious nature, and free his mother from enslavement. Loosely based on a little-mined but important piece of history, this is an inspiring and deeply empowering story of survival, love, and courage. 

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About the Author

Amina Luqman Dawson is the author of the pictorial history book Images of America: African Americans of Petersburg. Her op-eds on race and popular culture have appeared in The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and more. She's a proud mother of a twelve-year-old son.