In her debut for the My America series, Sharon Dennis Wyeth introduces readers to Birdsong, an amazingly literate young slave boy in antebellum Kentucky.This is the family’s tryng escape from bondage. March 1858 Mama and me ran. Our turn to fly. We will meet up with Daddy someday. Mr. Renfield said we will try to make that happen. Follow the drinkin’ gourd said Mr. Renfield. You will taste your freedom. What does freedom taste like? Where is Daddy? Corey Birdsong is a spiritual, lively young boy in search of freedom in the same country that has made an economy of slavery. He and his family are owned by the Hart family of Kentucky. But, when they learn that Roland,Corey’s father is to be sold, Roland flees to the North and Corey and his mother follow.