Dangerous Crossings! (2007)
Genre: Middle-Grade Non-Fiction
Nominated, 2008 Red Maple Award
Canadian Children’s Book Centre selection
Journey into adventure in ten amazing stories of voyages through icy waters, across hostile borders, and into unforgiving wilderness. You’ll witness record-breaking solo flights, harrowing escapes from oppression, and death-defying ocean crossings.
An unwilling teenager escapes from army duty in the middle of the night, then crosses war-torn Germany, searching for his family. West Virginian slave Henry Brown pines for freedom in the north and executes a risky but ingenious plan. In the 18th century, an upper-class Peruvian woman dares to travel the full width of the South American continent.