by Gloria Whelan, Illustrated by Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
2005 GLBA Award Finalist - 2005 Jefferson Cup Award
2006-07 Virginia’s Reader’s Choice Award
It is 1850 and a time when runaway slaves run for their lives
and any family helping them risk arrest. It is a tale of
a family’s indomitable spirit and the compassion and courage
of a young boy to do the right thing.