"... a story of the triumph of family, friendship, and courage."
Todd Miller, Fifth Grade History Teacher, Brock Road Elementary School
Moses is a twelve-year old boy, living in Virginia in the 1850s. He knows what slavery means. Massa owns him. Massa orders him what to do and when to do it. A shy, frightened boy, Moses knows that he and his family are nothing more than property - the same as a mule or a wagon. After the unexpected death of his Papa, a shocking surprise changes Moses' life forever. His fears turn into action as he leads Addie, his sister and their Mama on a dangerous journey to freedom.