About the Book
When nine-year-old Sarah Smith fetches potatoes from the shed, she hears an unusual noise and senses something is different. Somewhat apprehensive, she returns to the shed later and realizes it isn’t a what in the shed but a who. Sarah knows she should tell her parents, especially when she learns a group of men are searching for a missing soldier, instead she decides to leave some food for the stranger and finds her kindness returned in an unusual way.
The Exchange, a picture book for children, shares a story about the Civil War, a war that divided communities and even families. In the midst of these tensions, Sarah must decide what to do when she discovers someone is hiding on her family’s farm.
About the Author
Alexandra Blye offers fresh insight into an important time in our nation’s history through the brave actions of a young girl. Blye’s perspective as a young author lends authenticity to her characters and her writing. She lives with her family in Chattanooga, Tennessee.