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 family8217;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 him8212;wanting to be part of something important. But the map turns out to be the missing piece that sets Nat8217;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.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Subgenre: Social Issues / Prejudice + Racism, Girls + Women, Historical / United States / 19th Century