Newbery Medal ad Amina Luqman-Dawson
Siamo felici di vedere Amina Luqman-Dawson premiata con la Newbery Medal per il suo esordio "Freewater", pubblicato da Little Brown!
Uno straordinario romanzo middle grade che racconta l'emozionante fuga dalla schiavitù del dodicenne Homer e della sorellina Ada. Una storia di libertà ed emancipazione, sopravvivenza, amore e coraggio:
After an entire young life of enslavement, twelve-year-old Homer escapes Southerland Plantation with his little sister Ada, leaving his beloved mother behind. Much as he adores her and fears for her life, Homer knows there’s no turning back, not with the overseer on their trail.
Through tangled vines, secret doorways, and over a sky bridge, the two find a secret community called Freewater, deep in the recesses of the swamp.
In this new, free society made up of escaped slaves and some born-free children, Homer cautiously embraces a set of spirited friends, almost forgetting where he came from. But when he learns of a threat that could destroy Freewater, he hatches a plan to return to Southerland plantation, overcome his own cautious nature, and free his mother from enslavement.
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