Freewater

Amina Luqman-Dawson (Author)
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Product Type: Paperback Books
Age Groups: Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12

After fleeing the plantation where they were enslaved, siblings Ada and Homer discover the secret community of Freewater, and work with freeborn Sanzi to protect their new home from the encroaching dangers of the outside world.

Award-winning 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.

Under the cover of night, twelve-year-old Homer flees Southerland Plantation with his little sister Ada, unwillingly leaving their 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 swamp.

In this society created by formerly enslaved people and some freeborn children, Homer finds new friends, almost forgetting where he came from. But when he learns of a threat that could destroy Freewater, he crafts a plan to find his mother and help his new home.

Deeply inspiring and loosely based on the history of maroon communities in the South, this is a striking tale of survival, adventure, friendship, and courage. 

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SKU 140333
ISBN 9780316056670
Language English
Guided Reading Level Y
Page Count 416
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Middle Grade Novels
Primary Contributor Amina Luqman-Dawson
Age Groups Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12
Publisher Jimmy Patterson