Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

Unbound

Burg, Ann E., Unbound: A Novel in Verse.

Grace’s mamma makes her promise to “keep her eyes down and her mouth closed” when she leaves their slave cabin to work at the big house. Grace cannot remain silent as she witnesses the cruel treatment of slaves at the hands of a heartless missus and master.  Her spoken thoughts trigger a series of events which force Grace to lead her family through the Great Dismal Swamp in search of freedom.

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The Seventh Most Important Thing

9780553497281After throwing a brick at the neighborhood “Junk Man”, Arthur is sentenced to 180 days community service helping out his victim. It isn’t long before his preconceptions about the Junk Man are blown apart, and his journey of redemption truly begins.

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