This has to be one of my most favorite books. It is a historical fiction novel and revolves around two main characters, Amari and Polly. Amari is taken from her village in Africa and brought to the Carolinas to become a slave. It's about her journey through slavery and her escape to freedom. Polly is a white indentured servent who befriends Amari and they end up trying to escape together.
This novel won the Coretta Scott King award and in my eyes, it very well deserved it. I have read they book 4 times now and plan on reading it a couple more times. I would recommend this book to any historical fiction lover and anyone who wants to read a good book ;).