Time Period: 1844 Slavery is a growing issue in the United States of the 1840s. . .but Meg Buehler can only think about drawing. This fictional twelve year old, an aspiring artist, is frustrated when her family, much more concerned with practical living and politics, can't understand her desire to create. Especially for girls ages eight to twelve, this poignant story shares the struggles and triumphs of a girl distant in time but close in spirit-while simultaneously teaching vital lessons of Christian faith and American history. "e;Meg Follows a Dream"e; is great for a girl's personal library, or an excellent resource for homeschooling.