The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman

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In 1960, thirteen-year-old Sophie slips through a maze into 19th century Louisiana and finds nothing is as she expected.
 

About Delia Sherman

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Delia Sherman is the author of two middle grade novels, Changeling and The Magic Mirror of the Mermaid Queen, which was selected for the Sunshine State Young Readerrsquo;s Award Program. Her short stories for younger readers have appeared in numerous anthologies including The Faery Reel, Firebirds, Trollrsquo;s Eye View, Coyote Road, and A Wolf at the Door. She is also the author of a number of novels for adults as well as the co-editor of two Interfictions anthologies, among others. Delia Sherman lives in NYC and is available to give readings, school and library visits, and teach workshops.
 
Published January 7, 2014 by Candlewick. 274 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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2011 BEST BOOKS FOR CHILDREN: ADRENALINE RUSHES [SHOWING SLIDE 15 OF 25]

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A departure from Sherman’s light fantasy Changeling (2006), this is a powerfully unsettling, intertextual take on historical time-travel fantasy, especially Edward Eager’s Time Garden (1958), in which white children help a grateful enslaved family to freedom.

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As Sophie does her best to avoid doing what her grandmother tells her, she continues to bump into the trickster-like figure of the Creature who plays various tricks on Sophie.

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Strange Horizons

However, the framing story is Sophie's, and Sophie is white and gains understanding and agency herself through experiencing life as a slave;

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Strange Horizons

However, the framing story is Sophie's, and Sophie is white and gains understanding and agency herself through experiencing life as a slave;

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