In 1940s New Orleans, Fish Elliot is a polio-survivor with a knack for inventing and building things, and his African American neighbor Olympia is a girl with a talent for messing things up, but they are united in an effort to save a starving stray dog they call Liberty--and when Liberty is caged by a nasty farmer, they find an unlikely ally in a German prisoner of war, Erich, who is not much older than the two children.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Disability and Health; Legal guardianship; Military families; Race discrimination; Interracial; Physical disability; Illness; grandparents raising grandchild; grandmother raising granddaughter; sister raising brother; parent in the military; father int he military; race relations; interracial friendship; mobility; polio
Black (African American) / White
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2017 Ages (9 to 12)
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2016
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2017 Grades 3-5
World War II; thunderstorm; dog; inventions; New Orleans; engineering; prisoner of war
Larson, Kirby, "Liberty" (2016). Diverse Families. 715.