By Noni Carter
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Hardcover, 9781416984801, 489pp.
Publication Date: January 5, 2010
"Noni Carter was only a child when she first conceived of this story of a young girl's journey from freedom to slavery and back to ultimate freedom--but her debut novel is written with wisdom and heart far beyond her years. Well researched and delightfully well-written, Good Fortune is an empowering testament to history that will move readers both young and old." -- Tananarive Due, American Book Award-winning author of The Black Rose and Joplin's Ghost
"Noni Carter is an old wise soul in the body of a beautiful young woman. She has listened to the elders and the ancestors and brought us a story from the past that gives hope to our present and future. " -- Bertice Berry, author of Redemption Song and The Ties That Bind
"Few young novelists have the gift, range, and courage to tackle the sin of Slavery. Noni Carter does just that. And she does it well. Read Good Fortune and know that she has that rare quality of a natural storyteller--simple, poetic, and intensely emotional. This is extraordinary writing, rich in history, full of triumph." -- Kwame Alexander, author of Crush: Love Poems, and founder of Book-in-a-Day, Inc.
"Noni Carter is an important new voice in black literature. Get on board now because we'll be hearing from her for a long, long time." -- Reginald Hudlin, producer/director of House Party and Boomerang and author of The Black Panther Series