The story of brother and sister Millicent and John Wheeler, children whose parents were sold, leaving them alone as slaves on Simon Plenty's North Carolina plantation. As children, John and Millicent's parents told them stories of how their people could fly away to freedom and they hoped that day would come for their beloved children. Millicent and John held these stories in their hearts.
Then one day a mysterious bird entered John and Millicent's lives. It was a large bird like no one had seen, and the children cared for it like family. What was it trying to tell them?
Inspired by African American folktales and based in history, award-winning author Jerdine Nolen tells an unforgettable story of resolve and courage that shows how hope can prevail in what may seem the darkest of days.
• 32 pages
• Ideal for ages 5-9 years
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