02452nam a2200409Ka 4500
9781627793124 (electronic bk)
In the shadow of liberty [electronic resource] : The hidden history of slavery, four presidents, and five black lives
1 online resource
Did you know that many of America's Founding Fathers—who fought for liberty and justice for all—were slave owners? Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people who were "owned" by four of our greatest presidents, this book helps set the record straight about the role slavery played in the founding of America. From Billy Lee, valet to George Washington, to Alfred Jackson, faithful servant of Andrew Jackson, these dramatic narratives explore our country's great tragedy—that a nation "conceived in liberty" was also born in shackles. These stories help us know the real people who were essential to the birth of this nation but traditionally have been left out of the history books. Their stories are true—and they should be heard.
Text Difficulty 7 - Text Difficulty 9
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
Electronic reproduction. New York : Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 2016. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 20708 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).