Award winning author Amina Luqman-Dawson

2023 Newbery and Coretta Scott King Award Winning Author Amina Luqman-Dawson

Readers age 8-14 and their families are invited to join The Country Bookshop in welcoming 2023 Newbery and Coretta Scott King award winning author, Amina Luquman-Dawson for her paperback tour of Freewater. Amina's award winning Freewater is a striking tale of survival, adventure, friendship, and courage loosely based on the history of maroon communities in the Great Dismal Swamp of NC and SC. Amina will be on hand to autograph books following the presentation.

This event is free but registration is required. Register at


Event date: 
Monday, September 11, 2023 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
140 NW Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Freewater (Newbery & Coretta Scott King Award Winner) By Amina Luqman-Dawson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316056670
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Jimmy Patterson - August 15th, 2023

Winner of the John Newbery Medal
Winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Award 
An Indiebound Bestseller
New York Times Bestseller

Award-winning author Amina Luqman-Dawson pens a lyrical, accessible historical middle-grade novel about two enslaved children’s escape from a plantation and the many ways they find fre