Apr 20, 2017
When Grace is called to work in the Big House from the slave cabins, her family warns her to keep her eyes down and watch her mouth, or there could be disastrous consequences. But she makes a grave mistake, and she and her family must flee deep into the dangerous woods, braving slave patrollers, deadly wild animals, and the uncertainty that they will ever be free.
This is a marvelous story for middle schoolers to imagine themselves as Grace and to really put themselves in her shoes. Given how the evil of slavery still touches our country, I hope every child in grade 4 through 6 reads it.