A New York Times Bestselling Author
A Coretta Scott King Honor Author
A Jane Addams Children's Book Award-Winning Author
Addy is haunted by the tragic fire that killed her parents. Now, years later, Addy's grandmother has enrolled her in a summer wilderness program. There, Addy joins five other Black city kids to spend a summer out west. Deep in the forest the kids learn new skills: camping, hiking, rock climbing, and how to start and safely put out campfires. Most important, they learn to depend on each other for companionship and survival. But then comes a devastating forest fire. Developing her courage and resiliency against the raging fire, it's up to Addy to lead her friends to safety. Remembering her origins and grandmother's teachings, she's able to use street smarts, wilderness skills, and spiritual intuition to survive.
Age Range: 812 | Grade Level: 3-7 | Lexile Measure: NA