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Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis brings his trademark humor and heart to the story of a boy struggling to do right in the face of history's cruelest evils.

Twelve-year-old Charlie is down on his luck: His dad just died, the share crops are dry, and Cap'n Buck - the most fearsome man in Possum Moan, South Carolina - has come to collect a debt. Fearing for his life, Charlie strikes a deal with Cap'n Buck and agrees to track down some thieves. It's not too bad of a bargain for Charlie...until he comes face to face with the fugitives and discovers that they escaped slavery years ago and have been living free in Detroit. Torn between his guilty conscience and his survival instinct, Charlie needs to figure out his next move - and soon. It's only a matter of time before Cap'n Buck catches on....

©2018 Christopher Paul Curtis (P)2018 Listening Library

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I love everything this author writes. He writes with compassion and shows the humanity of his characters in such a beautiful way. The Journey of Little Charlie was more serious throughout than some of his other stories but considering the subject matter you can easily see why. I will always recommend this author due to the importance of the stories he tells and the understanding they promote.