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’s own Lee 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.

Freedom Maze tattoo

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:, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.


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