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    "... 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.