Eleven-year-old Harriet Whitehead is an outsider in her own family. She feels accepted and important only when she is entrusted to write letters for her blind stepmother. Then Nat Turner, a slave preacher, arrives on her family's plantation and Harriet befriends him, entranced by his gentle manner and eloquent sermons about an all-forgiving God. When Nat asks Harriet for a map of the county to help him spread the word, she draws it for him--wanting to be part of something important. But the map turns out to be the missing piece that sets Nat's secret plan in motion and makes Harriet an unwitting accomplice to the bloodiest slave uprising in U.S. history.Award-winning historical novelist Ann Rinaldi has created a bold portrait of an ordinary young girl thrust in to a situation beyond her control.
- Paperback | 217 pages
- 101.6 x 177.8 x 19.05mm | 140.61g
- 20 Jul 2010
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
- Harcourt Children's Books
- Boston, United States
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About Ann Rinaldi
ANN RINALDI is an award-winning author best known for her ability to bring history vividly to life. She lives in central New Jersey.
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Harriet knows her place in society. She\'s the half-sister of the plantation owner. She does little jobs and writes letters for his mother. She notices the differences in treatment of all people and has a hard time dealing with the injustice. When Nat Turner comes to work at her plantation, she finds herself drawn to him. His God seems quite different from her brother\'s. When he asks for her help, she doesn\'t refuse him. What she doesn\'t realize is the part she might play in changing history. This gripping tale imagines the story of the bloodiest uprising of slaves in American History.show moreby TeensReadToo