Cowslip A Slave
Betsy Haynes, author
Thirteen year-old Cowslip is on the auction block and terrified. In her new life she discovers her own self-worth after believing that slavery is "the will of the Lord." This powerful story not only deals with slavery in historical terms but also demonstrates for today's readers the values of self-determination.
I read this book as a child. It was powerful then, even though I didn't quite understand. As an adult, it has even more impact.