January’s Sparrow is a book by Patricia Polacco that tells the true story of the Crosswhite family, who were enslaved on a Kentucky plantation, and their journey to freedom. Told by January, the adopted son of the Crosswhites, it is primarily about Sadie, the youngest child.
The family travel through nights, across the Ohio River along the Underground Railroad, ending in Marshall, Michigan. When slave trackers find them here, they must once again flee but at last meet again with January who had been thought dead.
info about adam crosswhite:
National House Inn – has information about the Underground Railroad
Find a Grave website has more information about – Adam Crosswhite:
See a the map of Freedom Sculptures across Michigan, including Battle Creek and Marshall.
See the Marshall history page that includes the Adam Crossswhite story
The January’s Sparrow book was featured on General Guide, Issue XXVIII, January 2018, the History Edition.
Also featured were:
- the new Marshall Mural
- Blue Moons of 2018
- The Albion Train Depot
- the Cardboard Classic
- upcoming events for February.