Jan 7 2014 4:30pm

The Freedom Maze Sweepstakes!

Out today from Candlewick Press, the paperback edition of Delia Sherman’s The Freedom Maze features a new, gorgeous cover that evokes the Lousiana swamps where this engaging tale of identity, time travel, and magic unfolds.

We want to give you a copy of the brand-new edition of this award-winning novel, plus your very own Freedom Maze tattoo!

The Freedom Maze is, as Tor.com’s own Brit Mandelo described it in her review, “an eloquent and genuinely moving tale of real magic, stories, and the disjunction between Southern myth and Southern reality, circumscribed by time travel and complex trials of identity — racial, familial, gendered, and otherwise.”

Winner of the Andre Norton Award, the Mythopoeic Award for Children's Literature, and the Prometheus Award, the story follows Sophie, a young girl from the 1960s who finds herself transported to a plantation in the 1860s, after making an unwise wish to have a time-traveling adventure just like those in her favorite books. Mistaken for a slave because of her darker skin and unkempt condition, Sophie soon finds that life is nothing like her books, and that the complexities of this era, just as her own, cannot be smoothed into an easy narrative.

Five lucky winners will receive a copy of the new paperback edition of The Freedom Maze, along with a handful of press-on, original maze tattoos designed by Claudia Carlson, so you can solve the maze yourself!

Comment in the post to enter!


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States and D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec). To enter, comment on this post beginning at 3:30 PM Eastern Time (ET) on January 7. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET on January 11. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tor.com, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

K. Teagle
1. K. Teagle
You had me at Southern myth and Southern reality. Sounds fascinating.
K. Teagle
3. Erich Eberhardt
Sounds great!
K. Teagle
4. RLBrown
This would be a-MAZE-ing!
K. Teagle
5. PhoenixFalls
Have been wanting to read this.
K. Teagle
7. Andre Thegiant
Sounds good.
K. Teagle
9. srizzo00
I had missed this before...
C. Parrella
12. I.B.Curious
Oh, this one looks interesting! Thanks for the giveaway!
K. Teagle
14. Kate Larking
I'd love to read this.
K. Teagle
15. Tricia Scott
What a beautiful cover! And the book sounds fantastic! It's been on my daughter's wish list for a while. Fingers crossed that we win!
Matthew Kurnick
17. mkurnick
Is this toothbrush approved by the American Dental Association?
K. Teagle
19. HenryS
I want to read!
Christine LaRue
21. LadyAnubis
Yes, please! I'd love to see how a temporary tat looks before committing to a real one ... and I wouldn't mind reading the book!
K. Teagle
27. Colin Clarke
Sounds like an interesting read. Hope to expose some of my high school students to this one
K. Teagle
30. Storyteller
I taught this novel twice when it first came out to young adult literature courses and then was frustrated at the fact that new students could not obtain the book. Glad to have it in paperback to compare covers -- and to enjoy in another format.
Darice Moore
31. daricemoore
Would love to win a copy of this book, which has been on my TBR list since it was released.
K. Teagle
32. Darth Touma
Whoa-oh .. tainted love..
K. Teagle
33. Nora O
I've been wanting to read this. Pick me!
K. Teagle
34. AHump
I Love Mazes...and freedom. I really love freedom.
Jessica Serisky
35. Juushika
This sounds phenominal and is going on my to-read list; I'll probably get it out of the library, but winning a copy would be more than welcome!
K. Teagle
37. SciFiChick
I don't pretend that I love you..
K. Teagle
38. Tigana
Recommended >:D
Susan Terendy
40. suekitty13
This sounds really great and the cover is awesome!
K. Teagle
42. Sheela K.
Sign me up.
K. Teagle
43. SToNZ
Consider me entered!
K. Teagle
44. Nettle
Sounds intriguing!
K. Teagle
47. SHagedorn
Can't wait!
K. Teagle
49. Kimberly B.
This sounds wonderful! I love Delia Sherman! Thanks for the great giveaway!
Greg Lincoln
50. glshade
so wanted this when it was around in hardcover....
K. Teagle
52. Jen W
Be careful what you wish for.... Sounds like a great story.
K. Teagle
53. Donna Blitzen
Identity, time travel, magic, and the South. Laws, yes.
K. Teagle
54. PollyP
I am so excited to see the latest edition of this wonderful story! Congratulations, Delia!
K. Teagle
55. Story Cottage
I am always up for some time-travel
K. Teagle
58. Ian R
What an intriguing premise! I was fortunate to meet Delia Sherman and Ellen Kushner at a talk/book signing to promote their wonderful novel THE FALL OF THE KINGS. They were so warm and gracious, and I treasure my signed copy of that book, which also came with a tattoo.
K. Teagle
59. Carla Pullum
Magic and stories! Sounds great!
Richard Schatz
61. schatzfam
This sounds like one of the best sweepstakes ever!
K. Teagle
63. CaitR
Anything with a maze.
K. Teagle
68. franny82
Sounds great! Consider me entered!
Andy Kilby
70. adk2639
K. Teagle
71. mary mcalin
I would like to read this book.
Yagiz Erkan
72. yagiz
Time travel. Check!
Magic. Check!
Looks very promising.
K. Teagle
75. Iron Maiden James
How's the weather?
K. Teagle
78. danielle hall
sweet thanks
K. Teagle
81. Shannon Baas
I would like this.
K. Teagle
82. Nilah
Welp, I'm intrigued by the description. I loved Delia Sherman's "Changeling." And ooh, tattoos!
K. Teagle
84. Priscilla P.
I would read with my Granddaughter.
K. Teagle
89. dorothean
I'll sign up!
K. Teagle
92. Katie H.
Would love to win. Love mystical Southern stories. Almost sounds like True Blood (without the vampires).
K. Teagle
93. Denise S
This sounds great.
Steven Bass
94. smbass
Great book. I read it last year, but this will make a nice present for someone.
K. Teagle
95. Crash Wong
Oh my goodness. This sounds awesome!
Lynn Ristau
98. Elsandra
I've wanted to read this for a while. Enter me please!
Shauntea Crutcher
99. tiac32
I hope I win, would like to read this.
Chi Shannon
102. anastasiafall
Sounds lovely :) I'd be glad to add it to my shelf :)
K. Teagle
DELIA is an awesome author.
I also love the cover of this book.
I can not wait to add it to my library.
Aaron Tranes
106. Itchy
Time Travel and Magic? Count me in!
K. Teagle
107. beth shepherd
Thank you for the chance to win a graet book!
Susan Smoaks
109. susansmoaks
thanks for the chance to win. i love to read.
K. Teagle
110. Carlamm
I'd love to win....
K. Teagle
113. RiverVox
Where the Magic Tree House dare not go.
Brigid Barjaktarevic
115. brigidkeely
How great that this is out in paperback! I've been lobbying my library to purchase this book, now that it's out in paperback I'll redouble my efforts.
K. Teagle
117. Deborah Rowan
Me me me me me!
K. Teagle
118. Stephanie Galbraith
Please enter me. :)
James Veitch
120. JamesDamadan
Delia Sherman is always on the must-read list.
K. Teagle
121. eric’s alias
K. Teagle
122. daphne knudson
I would so love to win!!!!! xxxdaphne
K. Teagle
123. Michala Kazda
K. Teagle
124. Mike D.
Ooh, winner winner chicken dinner.
K. Teagle
126. Paul M Anderson
I will read anything by Delia Sherman.
K. Teagle
130. A Kay
Can't wait to read this.
K. Teagle
131. Littleroonkanga2
Would love to be able to read this one. Looks like a great book.
K. Teagle
133. quotidiennefaery
Crossing my fingers--this looks incredible!
Johannah Brookwell
134. Johannah
I am one who loves to see how an author relates time travel in their books.
K. Teagle
135. Gus Kroll
Always keeping an eye out for good Children's lit. She's not reading yet but when she get's to the age she is, my daughter's going to have a decent sized stack of Sci-fo/fantasy in particular waiting for her.
K. Teagle
136. Magpie
I love her short stories, don't know how I didn't know about this!
K. Teagle
139. Darla D.
can't wait to get my copy :-)
K. Teagle
142. Britty Brannon
This is really unique and cool!
K. Teagle
144. ABQCruzn
Ooh! I'm buying this anyway, 'cause I have a feeling my son and I are going to enjoy this one.
K. Teagle
145. Justin baumgartner
I would love this!!!!
K. Teagle
146. Danielle F
Crossing my fingers!
Carl White
147. AskTheTicketGuy
I am pretty sure I have never read both a winner of the Andre Norton Award and the Mythopoeic Award for Children's Literature.
I have a Maze tattoo, I can drop my pants if you would like to see it.
kathy pease
148. klp1965
Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)
K. Teagle
150. Charlene Kuser
I like time travel and magic.It makes for a good read
K. Teagle
151. Timothy Ford
Nothing ventured, nothing gained! :)
LeAnn Knott
157. knottlady
Would enjoy reading this book! Time travel always leads you down a different road.
Wayne Lecoy
158. hotrodguy
I am entering your giveaway.
It would be great to win a
Paperback copy of The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman
and original maze tattoo.
K. Teagle
161. Deven Dougherty
I wanna win!

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