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)