A sensitive and dramatic story about a young girls escape from slavery. Julilly is taken away from her mammy by a ruthless slave trader and is sold to the Riley Plantation. Sims oversees all the slaves and is very abusive toward them. If the slaves don't produce, obey rules or try to run away, he will whip them as punishment. She longs for the day when her and her friend Liza are free and can live in peace. Julilly meets a young Canadian ornithologist named Alexander Ross that helps 4 slaves escape through the Underground Railroad north to Canada. Julilly, her new found friend Liza, Lester and Adam travel following the North Star to freedom.