The moment Ann Maria Weems was born, her freedom was stolen from her. Like her family and the other slaves on the farm, Ann works from sun-up to sun-down and obeys the orders of her master. Then one day, Ann’s family - the only joy she knows - is gone. Just twelve years old, Ann is overcome by grief, struggling to get through each day. And her only hope of stealing back her freedom and finding her family lies in a perilous journey on the Underground Railroad.
Ann Maria Weems was a slave who lived in the mid-1800’s in Maryland. Stealing Freedom is based on her dramatic journey from slavery to freedom.