Steal Away features a towering, take-no-prisoners lead character – the fiercely driven young Ella Sheppard. Damned by past sins and desperate for redemption, Ella leads the Fisk Jubilee Singers in their mission to rescue their school from the brink of destruction.
In his “enthusiastic” endorsement of Steal Away, the Rev. Jesse Jackson writes, “Though perhaps unfamiliar to some, Ella Sheppard was without question one of the greatest heroes the cause of Freedom has ever known; her staggering courage and sacrifice saved countless Black schools and universities from supremacist destruction. Her breathtaking story will captivate and inspire the world.”