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; Legal guardianship; Military families; Race discrimination; Interracial; kinship care; parent in the military; sibling in the military; race relations; interracial friendship; grandparents raising grandchild; sister raising brother
African American / White
Horned Toad Tales, 2017-2018, Nominee
World War II; children with disabilities; polio
Larson, Kirby, "Liberty" (2016). DIVerse Families. 715.