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Amina Luqman Dawson

Middle Grade

Historical Fiction, Race


Inspired by formerly enslaved people who escaped to the Great Dismal Swamp during the 19th century, this middle grade debut follows a brother and sister who discover the secret community of Freewater after fleeing from a plantation, as well as a freeborn girl who has only known life in Freewater. They unite to protect their community from the encroaching dangers of the outside world and save the ones they love

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