Author Sandra Forrester, acclaimed for bringing to life little-known aspects of American history, weaves an engrossing tale about a girl of mixed race in nineteenth-century New Orleans. Simone Racine wants only to be like her cousin Claire-Marie, with beautiful ball gowns and a white gentleman in her future who will be her "protector." But as Simone grows from being a self-centered girl to a courageous young woman, she decides to take a tremendous risk -she helps her aunt's slaves escape. This is historical fiction that will captivate young readers.
Used availability for Sandra Forrester's Dust from Old Bones
August 1999 : USA Hardback