Cover Contest 2019: Trouble the Water
Cover in category: 'Fiction' > 'Historical'
Based on the true story of an unsung American hero, Trouble the Water navigates the rich tributaries of courage, family, betrayal, faith, forgiveness, and redemption. In this inspiring, layered, and ultimately satisfying journey, Robert Smalls -- born enslaved and witness to both great privilege and great suffering --grows up alongside his owner’s daughter and the dangerous son of a firebrand secessionist. At the age of 12, he’s sent to work in Charleston, where he loads ships and learns to pilot a cotton steamer. When the Civil War erupts and the cotton steamer becomes a confederate warship, he seizes a high-risk opportunity to pursue freedom for himself and the woman and children he loves.