By Sharon M. Draper
Book Review by Mykiah Fuller
Fifteen year old Amari is living happily in her homeland of South Africa during the 18th century. Suddenly, her village is being viciously invaded by "pale faces. Her family is murdered and the men, women, and children of her village are sold into slavery. As well as Amari, During her nightmare of being a slave on a South Carolina plantation, she befriends a white indentured servant named Polly, Together, they face the hardships of being owned by what they call "The Devil". Trying to find freedom in a land they're unsure exists, Polly and Amari along with a younger slave boy named Tidbit travel the treacherous route to a new life.
Men, Women, and Children are sold.
Amari deals with every black person she meets and builds a relationship with is sold into a harsh life of slavery.
Amari and Polly are forced to work on a South Carolina plantation. There are many other slaves working on the land and inside the home, which Amari does not favor due to the abuse placed upon her.
As she realizes she will never be able to go back to Africa, Amari grows accustomed to the U.S. and also learns the ways of the racists men and women she encounter.