Freedom Maze

Freedom Maze
"Draws you into a world of danger and mystery, of daring and change, at the dawning of the Civil War. Beautifully imagined and told with satisfyingly matter-of-fact detail: pot liquor and spoon bread, whips and Spanish Moss, corset covers and veves and bitter, healing herbs. "The Freedom Maze" is deep, meaningful fun."
--Nisi Shawl
"A bold and sensitively-written novel about a supposed-white child, Sophie Fairchild returned magically to a time of her ancestors who were slavemaster and slaves in the old South. I was mesmerized."
--Jane Yolen, author of "The Devil's Arithmetic"
"A riveting, fearless, and masterful novel. I loved Sophie completely."
--Nancy Werlin
"A subtle and haunting book that examines what it means to be who we are."
--Holly Black
Thirteen-year-old Sophie isn't happy about spending summer at her grandmother's old house in the Bayou. But the house has a maze Sophie can't resist exploring once she finds it has a secretive and playful inhabitant. When she makes an impulsive wish, she slips one hundred years into the past, to the year 1860. Once she makes her way, bedraggled and tanned, to what will one day be her grandmother's house, she is taken for a slave.
Delia Sherman is the author of two middle grade novels, "Changeling" (selected for the Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Program) and "The Magic Mirror of the Mermaid Queen." Her short stories for younger readers have appeared in numerous anthologies including "The Faery Reel," "Firebirds," "Troll's Eye View," and "A Wolf at the Door." She is also the author of a number of novels for adults. Delia lives in New York, New York, and is available to give readings, school and library visits, and teach workshops.
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