This book is an African American history book that chronicles the escape of Will Martin and Lilla Dobbs Martin from the racist South after a clash with the Klu Klux Klan in 1923.

It captures the harshness of real life, as well as the sweet, savory times all lives are full of - even oppressed ones.  This text is a great way to educate your children about the U.S.' rough, racist past.  The book provides a first-hand account of parts of history that are often glossed over in schools.  It features historical context as well as in-depth information about the Martin family and their contemporaries of the time.