Gr 4-6-Night Journey opens as Jubilee and his two sisters are running from the plantation they call home and heading north toward freedom. Along the way they help a wounded Union soldier. In Enemy, John wanders away from Plymouth Colony and becomes lost in a strange woods. He is rescued by a Nauset Indian boy who reluctantly saves his life. The strong male characters are likable, but the full-page black-and-white illustrations do not enhance the stories. Historical postscripts explain the true events on which the fictionalizations are based. These books have a similar focus as the "My Name Is America" series (Scholastic) but with a larger print and less involved story lines. Suspenseful and fast paced, they are appropriate for reluctant readers.-Krista Tokarz, Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.