Twelve-year-old Albert counts himself among the lucky, for he is recently freed from the shackles of slavery. Together with his friends Sam and Will, he must face the chaos, desperation, and bitter backlash of a people divided. As the war ends and citizens attempt to return to the normal, the three boys begin their journey, a path that will lead them to self-discovery. Armed with their freedom and each other, the boys must face the violence of the Ku Klux Klan. It is only then that they will realize how costly freedom truly is.
Terry Webb has penned a timeless account of the struggle felt during the time of our country's Reconstruction Period, a reminder to generations past of the meaning of freedom.