Book Signing: Judi Howe - The Freedom Stone
New middle grade book (ages 9-12 or grades 4-7), The Freedom Stone (222 pp), was released on October 20, 2018. It is a poignant, page-turning story of the triumph of family, friendship, and courage. Full of carefully researched history, the novel transports readers into the everyday lives, joys, and fears of enslaved people on a Virginia tobacco plantation in the 1850s.
Moses, an eleven-year-old slave, understands what slavery means. Massa owns him. He has no control of what he does, or when he does it. A shy, frightened boy, he obsesses about the fact that he and his family are nothing more than property - the same as a mule or a wagon. After his Papa dies, a shocking surprise changes Moses' life forever.