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The Freedom Maze

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The Freedom Maze
Written by Delia Sherman
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ISBN-13: 9780763669751
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The Freedom Maze

author: Delia Sherman

Thirteen-year-old Sophie isnít happy about spending the summer of 1960 at her grandmotherís old house in the bayou. Bored and lonely, she canít resist exploring the houseís maze, or making an impulsive wish for a fantasy-book adventure with herself as the heroine. What she gets instead is a real adventure: a trip back in time to 1860 and the race-haunted world of her familyís Louisiana sugar plantation. Here, President Lincolnís Emancipation Proclamation is still two years in the future and passage of the Thirteenth Amendment is almost four years away. And here, Sophie is mistaken, by her own ancestors, for a slave.

"Multilayered, compassionate, and thought-provoking." ó Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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Middle-grade Novel / Paperback
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
272 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
African American & Black; Historical; Science Fiction;
author’s comments:
Delia Sherman was born in Japan and raised in New York City but spent vacations with relatives in Texas, Louisiana, and South Carolina. Her work has appeared most recently in the young adult anthologies The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People; Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories; and Teeth: Vampire Tales. Her novels for younger readers include Changeling and The Magic Mirror of the Mermaid Queen. She lives in New York City.
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