Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson

Little, Brown

9780316056618

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Freewater

A tale of siblings who join a hidden community of formerly enslaved people, Freewater is historical fiction at its finest.

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Review of ‘Freewater’

Under a moonlit sky, 12-year-old Homer and his little sister, Ada, run away from Southerland Plantation, frantically scrambling to stay ahead of the dogs unleashed by their enslaver to track them. Tragically, Mama is left behind, but they follow her final instructions: “Get to the river.” 

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