A thriller for young readers. Join Mitchell Burke, a 13-year-old boy from Maryland who stumbles into a dream portal that transports him to the 1820s, where he faces Patty Cannon, the legendary and ruthless slave kidnapper. Mitch tries to lead a normal life, but his nights are interrupted by dangerous adventures in his dreams and mysterious connections between Patty Cannon and his family. Learn how Mitch builds a stronger bond with this father, a reservist on active duty in the Middle East; resolves conflict; and experiences the truth about slaves crossing to freedom in Pennsylvania before the Civil War. Middle gradesaages 10-13.
Monica S. Baker writes from her home in Chevy Chase, Maryland.