Cy in Chains
Cy Williams, thirteen, has neve known that he and the other black folks on Strong 's plantation have to obey white men, no question. Sure, he 's free, as whit people have been since his randfather 's day, but in rural Georgia, that means they 're free to be whipped, abused, even killed. Almost four years earlie, Cy yearns for that freedom, such as it was. Now he 's a chain gang laborer, forced to do backbreaking work, writte in and shackled like an animal, brutalized, beaten, and stunned by the boss of the camp and his hired overseers. For Cy and the boys he 's chained to, there 's no way out, no way back.
And soo hope begins to row in him, along with strength and courage he did n't feel he wa. Cy is sure that a chance at freedom is worth any risk, any sacrifice. This powerful, moving story opens a window on a painful chapter in the history of race relations.
Published December 17th 2013 by Clarion Books (first published January 1st 2013