Meet Rambler, a runaway slave roaming the countryside with a guitar, who knows the only way to stay free is to keep moving. Louis is another runaway, fleeing the plantation where he was raised, because he is about to be sold. And Jake and Mandy’s marriage is damaged by slavery—and destroyed by freedom. Here is the African-American experience, brought alive by a master storyteller.
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About Julius Lester
Born in 1939, Julius Lester spent his youth in the Midwest and the South and received a B.A. in English from Fisk University in 1960.Since 1968 he has published 25 books of fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, and poetry. Among the… More about Julius Lester
Published by Puffin Books Jan 01, 1998| 160 Pages| 5-1/16 x 7-3/4| Middle Grade (10 and up)| ISBN 9780140389814