Abducted as an 11-year-old child from her village in West Africa, Aminata Diallo is sent to live as a slave in South Carolina. Years later, she forges her way to freedom, serving the British in the Revolutionary War and registering her name in the historic "Book of Negroes", a record of freed Loyalist slaves who resettled in Nova Scotia, only to find that the haven they sought was steeped in an oppression all its own. Some descriptions of sex and violence. Winner of the 2008 OLA Evergreen Award. 2007.