She wanted to stay awake, wanted to see what freedom looked like, felt like at midnight, then at the cusp of dawn. Freedom. Mariah has barely dared to dream of it her entire life. When General Sherman’s march through Georgia during the Civil War passes the plantation where she is enslaved, her life changes instantly. Joining the march for protection, Mariah heads into the unknown, wondering if she can ever feel safe, if she will ever be able to put the brutalities of slavery behind her. On the march Mariah meets a young man named Caleb, and a new dream takes root—one of a future with a home of her own and a true love by her side. But hope often comes at a cost. As the treacherous march continues toward the churning waters of Ebenezer Creek, Mariah sees that the harsh realities of her and her peoples’ lives will always haunt them.
Age Range: From 13 to 0
Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens, May 2017
Product Dimensions: 8.6 L × 5.8 W × 0 H
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