After having left Russia to live in freedom in Latvia, Sasha finds his adopted country increasing under threat of invasion from Hitler's growing war machine.
An eighteenth-century schoolteacher encounters resistance from the community when she allows a former slave to join the children in her class.
After learning that her father is the wealthy Master Mason, Mary, a slave, tries to gain her freedom.
Ten-year-old Pepa and her family face many challenges when they leave their home in Mexico to find work in the United States.
Eleven-year-old Willa Blake, who wants to be stagecoach driver, learns to handle the reins at her parents' hotel in Wyoming Territory, in a story that also offers information on stagecoaches in the American West.
Li Ming and his father are lured to America after hearing about the wealth to be found in California.
David's grandmother raised him with songs about freedom, and when he is old enough he leaves the plantation where he is a slave to make his way north to Canada with the help of the Underground Railroad.