Historical crime drama with action for the whole family.
2018 NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARDS: First Place, Children's/Juvenile Fiction; First Place, Grand Prize Fiction; 2018 CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION BOOK AWARDS: Third Place, Children's; 2018 READERS FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS: Gold Medal, Children: Coming of Age; 2018 INDEPENDENT AUTHOR NETWORK BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS: Outstanding Fiction, Children's/Juvenile Fiction; Second Place, Fiction Book of the Year; 2018 LITERARY CLASSICS BOOK AWARDS: Gold, Upper Middle Grade, General; Gold, Upper Middle Grade, Historical;
In a southern U.S. farming community in 1925, thirteen-year-old Salvatore and his Italian immigrant father become involved against their will in a crime that results in the murder of an innocent man and family friend. Will Sal keep the secrets about that night as his father asks, or risk everything he and his family cherish in their new homeland, including their lives? Amidst bigotry, bootlegging, police corruption, and gangland threats, Sal must discover whom he can trust in order to protect himself and his family and win back his father's freedom. Sal's family, their African-American farmhand, and the girl who is Sal's best friend find their lives forever changed as dreams are shattered and attitudes challenged in a small community called Freedom.