A lyrical narrative tells the story of several children who escape slavery to discover freedom among a community of formerly enslaved Black people living in the Great Dismal Swamp.
- Fiction, Historical Fiction, African American
- John Newbery Medal 2023 (Medal Winner), Notable Children's Books 2023
- Age: Middle
- Format: Book
- ISBN: 9780316056618
From the 2023 Newbery press release:
“Freewater” is a powerful and emotionally thrilling story of resistance. With expert characterization and a lush, vivid setting, Luqman-Dawson creates a remarkable narrative based on the real history of maroon communities.