The war is over and they're saying the South lost.
Ten-year-old Jacob would give anything to show those Yankees that not all Confederates are ready to surrender.
He gets his chance when he sees a real, live Yankee soldier walking down his street, on leave for Passover
But before Jacob can think of a way to be brave, the Yankee asks for a piece of his matzoh!
This beautiful, engaging story about a Jewish Yankee soldier joining a Southern family's Passover meal features a remarkable discussion about what it means to be free--a topic as relevant today as it was during the War between the States and during the Exodus