The Freedom Maze (Prebound)

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"“In 1960 white people were white people and colored people were colored and nobody had any trouble telling them apart.” The beauty of Sherman’s novel lies in this sentiment. The Freedom Maze is a novel about the complexity of heritage and race. And it is written on a middle grade level. What Sherman has done here is amazing. Writing about Sophie and her family in 1960 she creates an atmosphere of subtle and even casual racism (that will be familiar to today’s readers because it still very much exists). Then she has that juxtaposed brilliantly against the utter cruelty of Sophie’s family in 1860 and the new family that creates itself around her."

— Michelle

About the Author


Delia Sherman was born in Japan and raised in New York City but spent vacations with relatives in Texas, Louisiana, and South Carolina. Her work has appeared most recently in the young adult anthologies "The Beastly Bride" "Tales of the Animal People";" Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories"; and "Teeth: Vampire Tales." Her novels for younger readers include "Changeling" and "The Magic Mirror of the Mermaid Queen." She lives in New York City.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780606351515
ISBN-10: 0606351515
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: January 7th, 2014
Pages: 255
Language: English