Ruth and Anna are sisters. Inseparable, they grow up on a sugar cane plantation in the 1770s. But there is one significant difference: Anna’s father is the plantation owner, Master John. Anna has fair skin and light hair; Ruth has dark skin and braids. Anna is used to relying on Ruth – who does what is right even when she is afraid – but when they arrive in Georgian London events unfold that put Anna on the spot. Will she find the courage to protect Ruth from being shipped back to Jamaica and sold as a slave? This book is part of Scholastic’s Voices series of historical fiction, which highlights the power of books to shape our sense of history.
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