Gianna Saldana has never met her father, but when a Halloween costume search leads to the old black trunk in the spare bedroom, will her luck change?
On a search to find her father and herself, Gianna enlists the help of Mr. Williams, one of her teachers. When a chance encounter with a relative brings her even closer to the truth, can Gianna piece together her life and the mystery behind her father's disappearance?
This book was an interesting combination of mystery and history. I am proud to say I learned some Choctow while reading this book. It has a very good plot and a feel-good ending. My favorite part(s) were all the strange coincidences; it was truly surprising. Although this was a good book, I did have trouble imagining the setting. I would recommend this book to 2nd-6th graders and to avid young readers.