Twelve-year-old Freedman and his father Nehemiah, a freed slave, make their living on a farm in Delaware during the 1850s. When Nehemiah is taken prisoner by slave-hunters in the Deep South, Freedman gets his chance to become part of the Underground Railroad. This meticulously researched novel treats an often overlooked aspect of African-American history: freed slaves' participation in the Underground Railroad.
Lerner Publishing Group
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