A young boy in South Carolina dreams of freedom, his hunger for a life up North growing as he meets ship workers who have been to Union territory. The hope inspired by tales from his boyhood persists within the child until he reaches adulthood, and finally has a chance to escape with his family and other enslaved African Americans.
A tale of courage and perseverance that will enthrall both children and adults, the illustrations are just as informative as the story, capturing scenes from the adventure with bold strokes and deep hues, underscoring the overall feelings of uncertainty felt by escaped slaves on the route to freedom. Immerse yourself in this fantastic and poignant story of how one determined young man achieved freedom for himself, his family, and his crew mates.
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