Main Characters: Amari, Polly Pritchard, Clay Derby and Tidbit (Timothy).

Setting: Africa; Charlestown, South Carolina Colony and Fort Mose (Spanish Territory).  During colonial period.

Plot: Fifteen year old Amari is torn from her native african village and makes horriendous middle passage to South Carolina Colony, where she is sold as a slave. At Derbyshire Farm she learns much about rice plantation culture and develops a new family of friends to replace her lost ones. One of these new friends is Polly Pritchard, an indentured servant. A tradegy results in Amari and Polly running away to seek the legendary Fort Mose.  Will they find freedom? Does Fort Mose really exist?

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