During the Civil War, Maddie, a young slave girl, and her family escape to freedom on Roanoke Island, where they and three thousand other former slaves develop an experimental community that ekes out a harsh existence as an island colony.
About the Author
Sandra Forrester is the author of several historical fiction novels, including Wheel of the Moon, My Home Is over Jordan, Sound the Jubilee, and Dust from Old Bones. She is also the author of the Beatrice Bailey series. She has a master’s degree in library and information studies and lives in Alabama.