The Spare Room
Susannah begins to learn about slavery in the South and the Abolitionist movement in the North, but the issues soon become more than idle gossip. Her father hires Jacob, an escaped slave, to work as a farmhand and live in the Allen's spare room.
When tensions explode in her town, Susannah must face how to stand up to prejudice when it's a matter of life or death.
The Spare Room is a story appropriate for readers ages 10 and up.
"The Spare Room is a fast-paced, entertaining, and thoughtful novel for young adults. It's the kind of book I loved to read as a child: not old-fashioned, but timeless, like Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird or the Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House in the Big Woods series. "
Reeve Lindbergh, author
"The Spare Room reminds us that the freedom and equal opportunity we take for granted today were achieved only after a time of adversity and division, when many principled Vermonters took a stand."
Gov. Jim Douglas, former Vermont governor and historian
"Land writes with the magical touch of Laura Ingalls Wilder."
Howard Frank Mosher, author