To escape his troubled life in 1717 Dublin, Richard Ellis is sent to live with relatives in the American colonies, but once the ship makes landfall in Massachusetts, he is sold as an indentured servant to pay his passage.
Ten-year-old Pepa and her family face many challenges when they leave their home in Mexico to find work in the United States.
Li Ming and his father are lured to America after hearing about the wealth to be found in California.
Twelve-year-old Jacob and his family face many hardships when they leave their home in Germany to start a new life in Texas.
While on an airplane en route from his home in Nigeria to New Orleans, Louisiana, to start a new life with his father, Kofi dreams he is a slave in nineteenth-century America.
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.