This dramatic, historical-fiction novel takes readers back through the Underground Railroad and into a fascinating tale of courage, conviction, and freedom. Twelve-year-old Truth Hopkins is an orphan who comes to live with her uncle's family in North Carolina in 1861. Truth is a Quaker who opposes slavery and the Civil War and wishes she could do something to stop it. Her life changes when a runaway slave seeks refuge on her kind uncle's farm, and she discovers that the farm is a station of the Underground Railroad. Steadfast in her beliefs, Hope draws upon her courage and accompanies the slave on his journey to freedom. Rich in historic detail, the text is sensitive, accessible, and solid, and evokes a true sense of the period. This captivating book will surely whet readers' appetites for more, similarly rich stories.