This is the powerful tale of the journey of an African girl, Amari, from her home and everything she knows and holds dear to a new world and a new life as a slave in on a plantation in the American south. Torn from her family and the boy she loves, she is about to find herself purchased as a gift for the plantation owner's son. Resilient and unflinching, Amari survives in the most degrading circumstances. Eventually, she and Polly, an indentured servant girl, will escape and flee for their lives. This is the story of their journey of hope and determination filled with brutality and persecution. Gripping.