July 22, 2009
Fourteen-year-old Maddie Bergamo has it all-looks, brains, mad moves on the basketball court, a cute crush, and true friends-and so far, her life seems right on track to make her eventual goals of the Olympics and a sports scholarship to her Ivy League dream school. But then life topples her neatly stacked plans, and Maddie finds herself in a fight for survival. As events spiral out of her control, Maddie receives an unexpected gift: an ancestor's extraordinary diary of life as a slave girl. And what Maddie discovers within those pages changes her world forever. " . . . finding hope in the face of adversity . . . recounted in a convincing dialect and features scenes of real emotional power." -Publishers Weekly A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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