Sarah Laughlin, a poor orphan from an Irish potato farm, moves to America to care for her grandfather, only to be met by slavery. Her grandpapa introduces her to life in Baltimore, proslavery and abolitionist politics, the Underground Railroad, and plantation living. Later, Sarah meets a new character, Matilde Kensington, at a family-owned plantation. The two grow to become wonderful friends. Despite opposition, Sarah introduces Matilde to a world of reading and her right to fight for freedom. Around this time, the Fugitive Slave Act of 1852 was imposed.
“This book captures the issues back then on flagrant black slavery, and from it emerges a beautiful friendship that overcomes racial and spiritual bondages, ultimately moving the reader,” states an inspired reader.
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