The sixth volume of the Forging a Nation series by Jean Rae Baxter
The year is 1793, and a law has just been passed to end slavery in Upper Canada. The new law is not perfect; it will leave hundreds enslaved for the rest of their lives. But it is enough to make slave owners fear that their investment in slaves will soon be worthless. Not wanting to lose money, they sell their slaves to dealers, who resell them in slave markets in the United States. Broken Trail, a white boy adopted by the Oneida First Nation, was brought up to be a warrior. He has long witnessed his own people being treated with injustice and is angered by the unimaginable suffering of Black slaves who spend their lives in bondage. When 12-year-old Rosa and her father are sold to a slave dealer, Broken Trail has a plan to rescue them from the slave dealer and set them free for life. But where has the slave dealer taken them? Can he find them before they are shipped across the border?
Fiction. Young Adult. Canadian History. Adventure.
Jean Rae Baxter writes for both an adult general audience and for young readers. Her five-volume "Forging a Nation" series of young adult novels about the United Empire Loyalists and their First Nations allies, published by Ronsdale Press, has won many awards. Most recently she is the author of THE WHITE ONEIDA (2014) and HOPE'S JOURNEY (2015), also published by Ronsdale. Jean lives in Hamilton, Ontario.Author City: KINGSTON, ON CAN