A powerful story of friendship and sacrifice.

Missouri, 1849, Samantha dreams of moving back to New York to be a professional musician - not an easy thing if you're a girl, and harder still if you're Chinese. But a tragic accident dashes any hopes of fulfilling her dream and, instead , leaves her fearing for her life. With help from a runway slave named Annemae, Samantha flees town for the unknown frontier. 

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee