Freewater
(Book)

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New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2022.
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Published
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2022.
Format
Book
Physical Desc
viii, 403 pages ; 21 cm.
Language
English

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Description
Award-winning author Amina Luqman-Dawson pens a lyrical, accessible historical novel about two enslaved children's escape from a plantation and the many ways they find freedom. Under the cover of night, twelve-year-old Homer flees Southerland Plantation with his little sister Ada, unwillingly leaving their 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 swamp. In this society created by formerly enslaved people and some freeborn children, Homer finds new friends, almost forgetting where he came from. But when he learns of a threat that could destroy Freewater, he crafts a plan to find his mother and help his new home. Deeply inspiring and loosely based on the history of maroon communities in the South, this is a striking tale of survival, adventure, friendship, and courage. -- Adapted from publisher.
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After fleeing the plantation where they were enslaved, siblings Ada and Homer discover the secret community of Freewater, and work with freeborn Sanzi to protect their new home from the encroaching dangers of the outside world.
Target Audience
Ages 8-12.,Little, Brown and Company.
Awards
Coretta Scott King Author Award, 2023.
Awards
Newbery Medal Winner

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Luqman-Dawson, A. (2022). Freewater (First edition.). Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Luqman-Dawson, Amina. 2022. Freewater. Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Luqman-Dawson, Amina. Freewater Little, Brown and Company, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Luqman-Dawson, Amina. Freewater First edition., Little, Brown and Company, 2022.

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