"In Book One, Corey and his family flee slavery and the South. In Book Two, they celebrate their freedom, beginning new lives in Canada. Now, Corey has started school, and his family has built their own farm. But when Corey hatches a plan to help an old friend escape to Canada, he himself becomes a conductor on the Underground Railroad!"
Sharon Dennis Wyeth (born in Washington, D.C.) is a children's and young adult author. Frequent themes in her work are literacy, racial harmony, identity, and poverty. She wrote three book about Corey Birdsong in the My America series. Message in the Sky was her final book for My America.
"The author wishes to thank the following generous scholars for sharing their knowledge with her: Elise Harding-Davis, curator of the North American Black Historical Museum in Amherstburg, Ontario; Nneka Allen, research assistant; Carl Westmoreland of the National Undergroud Railroad Freedom Center; and Jennifer Lushear, curator of education at the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. The Freedom-Seekers: Blacks in Early Canada, by Daniel G. Hill, published in 1992 by Stoddart Publishing Company, Toronto, was also an invaluable resource. A special thanks to my editor, Amy Griffin, whose exquisite sensibility I greatly admire."