By Morgan Charles
Published: October 30, 2010.
LISSY, the daughter of a black farmer in the Mississippi Delta, is surrounded by bigotry. It is a story enveloped by racial unrest. She dares to rise above it. Her roots are traced back to her Great-great-grandmother, a former slave named Sara Benten, whose diary inspires her to fight for what is right. Lissy finds love as well as freedom.