An enslaved teen is freed by the Emancipation Proclamation at age 15. She works hard all her life, outlives all her family, and finally learns to read at the great age of 116.

Winner of the 2022 Texas Bluebonnet Award, the 2022 East Tennessee Community Preservation Award, the 2021 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, the 2021 Comstock Read-aloud Award, and the 2021 Floyd’s Pick Award.

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