When Kristi Connors and Ty Jordan stole a time machine from their time-meddling sixth grade teacher, they discovered they can alter history. Maybe . . . for the better?
Ty's always struggled to understand life in the late eighteenth century. The new United States, fresh off its victory over England in the Revolution, celebrated its freedom with balls, fairs, and crisp, new flags flying from every flagpole. But when slavers fly the same flag, he wondered why that same freedom wasn't offered to African-American men and women.
Two hundred thirty years later, Kristi discovers an old family tree, tracing back to 1854. Her ancestors were slaves! Her great-great-grandfather actually escaped on the Underground Railroad, but lost his younger brother to slave catchers along the way. Can she go back and save him? And how will that change the present, if she does?
Travel with Kristi and Ty to the American South in 1858, just two years before the slavery question boils over into a bloody war. Will they save Kristi's uncle and guide him safely to Canada? Or will Kristi be caught, and condemned to chains? Find out in Time Underground, book two in the American Epochs series.
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About the Author
Todd lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and three kids. A self-styled history buff and fantasy nerd, Todd first became interested in writing about American history when teaching his fifth graders the riveting stories of patriots and their struggle for independence during the Revolutionary War. He aims to bring history to life by writing stories with a careful mixture of historical fact and fantastical story-telling with characters to which young readers can relate.
Outside of his duties as principal, husband, father, and writer, Todd spends his free time (as sparse as it may be) reading, running, and riding his bike. He is an avid reader of anything fantasy and lists his current favorite authors (a list that is never exhaustive) as Lois Lowry, J.K. Rowlings, J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephen King, David McCollough, and George R.R. Martin. TIME UNDERGROUND is his second book, after TIME TRAITOR.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My son and I read this together on recommendation from his teacher. I have to tell you that it was exciting for both of us! We have not read the first one yet, but that's next on our list!