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Mary E. Lyons is the author of the acclaimed novels Letters from a Slave Girl and Sorrow's Kitchen: The Life and Folklore of Zora Neale Hurston, both ALA Best Books for Young Adults. In addition to the recent novel The Poison Place, other Atheneum books include Starting Home: The Story of Horace Pippin, Painter; Deep Blues: Bill Traylor, Self-Taught Artist; Stitching Stars: The Story Quilts of Harriet Powers; and Master of Mahogany, a Booklist Editor's Choice Book. Ms. Lyons lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband, Paul.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Van Lew, Elizabeth L, , 1818-1900 Juvenile fiction, Van Lew, Elizabeth L, , 1818-1900 Fiction, Slavery Fiction, Abolitionists Fiction, United States History 1849-1877 Fiction, United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Fiction, Scrapbooks Fiction