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'Freewater' young-adult novel illuminates little-known aspect of Black history

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We revisit Celeste Headlee’s February 2022 conversation with author Amina Luqman-Dawson.

Her young adult novel “Freewater” centers around a colony of escaped slaves in the Great Dismal Swamp and won this year’s Newberry Medal as well as the Coretta Scott King award.

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