The Mapmaker's Children
by Sarah McCoy
Hardcover, 320 pages
publisher Crown Publishing
ISBN 0385348909 (ISBN 13: 978038534804)
EXPECTED PUBLISHING DATE: 5th May 2015
The Mapmaker's Children is a definite must read. Sarah Brown, daughter of abolitionist John Brown, has a gift for artwork. After her father is hung, she continues to support the Underground Railroad by making maps for runaway slaves to follow. 150 years later, Eden and her husband move into a historic home and find an antique doll's head. Unable to bear children, Eden takes an interest in the house and tries to get it listed on a historical house registry. Sara McCoy brilliantly weaves the two stories into one, without leaving the reader confused. She took real life characters from the 1860's and realistically gives them life. Her 2014 characters are also well developed and likable. The story flows very well and leaves the reader into wanting to learn more of the history of the Underground Railroad and the Abolitionist Movement.
I would definitely recommend this to adults, young adults, and teachers wanting to spark their students into wanting to learn more about this time in history.
***This book was received through a Goodreads Giveaway offered by the publisher, Crown Publishing.***