The Treasure of Amelia Island

Treasure of Amelia Island

 

 

The Treasure of Amelia Island is a novel for middle grade readers set in north Florida in 1813, a tumultuous time for the Spanish colony and for eleven-year old Mary Kingsley.  Patriots from the United States want to kick Spain out of La Florida, take the land for themselves and enslave any freed people of color like Mary, her family, and especially her mother, freed slave Ana Jai Kingsley.  In the middle of all this, Mary decides to search for a legendary pirate treasure with her brother George, and half-brother Diego.  The treasure hunt changes Mary Kingsley forever.