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It’s the late 1840s. The United States is fighting a bloody war with Mexico. The nation is tainted by the terrible crime of slavery. Fourteen-year-old Anna Coburn is barely aware of these momentous issues. She only knows is that she hates living with the people called Shakers. Too many rules, too little fun! And yet, Anna's life with them sends her on a sometimes dangerous journey of self-discovery.