Updated: Mar 16, 2021
We all know there was an underground railroad that ran north, but not many children know about slaves fleeing south to Spanish Florida.
Five Things About Dragonflies, the first book of the Children of the Glades series, releases this summer. Readers will get a glimpse into the life of a young warrior: A Black Seminole, or Seminole Maroon, named Talula.
Image of Black Seminole descendants by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis
Talula is the ten year old daughter of a runaway slave and Seminole Indian.
This is the first I've talked about this series. I think it's the most difficult novel I've written. I'm not a historian, but the information is incredibly interesting, especially because I am part Creek Indian. Seminole's were made up of several tribes of Indians, including Creeks.
Image from Floridamemory.com