Today I helped a man I thought might hurt me.
I taught Lizzie to read the word Jesus.
I showed Sicely how to spell her own name.
Tomorrow I’ll lie to Mrs Allen and pray she never finds out.
"Samuel's endearing, immersive narration makes the novel a fascinating and unforgettable account of a brutal and shameful chapter in America's history. " Kirkus Starred Review
It isn’t often I’m lost for words, but that’s how I felt when I finished reading this superb YA novel…A tale of twists and turns, revelations and reversals, it will keep you utterly gripped.
Tony Bradman, Guardian Review