Thursday, June 10, 2010


By: Mary Downing Hahn

Genre: Slavery and American Civil War.

Perry is a young African slave in southern America, as his Mum dies she makes Jesse promise to help Perry escape. Aiding and abetting a slave is against the law, and it goes against everything Jesse has been taught to believe, but he can't break a promise to the dead. He also wants to follow what he knows is the right thing to do.

Jesse and Perry must survive a bloody riot, steer clear of a brutal slave jail and elude the ruthless slave catcher.

As the fighting of the Yankees and the Confederates heats up, these boys on the run are forced to face some hard truths..

When I was getting into reading I loved these type of stories, justice that prevailed against opposition and culture. People standing against that which is wrong, even at risk of their own safety, and reputation.

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