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Freewater / Amina Luqman-Dawson.


"Debut author Amina Luqman-Dawson pens a lyrical, accessible historical middle-grade 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." -- From Amazon.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316056618
  • ISBN: 0316056618
  • Physical Description: viii, 403 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Award Book.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Little, Brown and Company.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.6 11 516916.
Awards Note:
Newbery Medal Award, 2023 ; Coretta Scott King Award, 2023
Subject: African Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Slavery > Juvenile fiction.
Siblings > Juvenile fiction.
Communities > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 29 of 37 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 0 current holds with 37 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library J LUQMAN-DAWSON (Text) 0001012511845 JUV Fiction New Available -

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