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Jefferson's Sons : A Founding Father's Secret Children
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley


Overview - This story of Thomas Jefferson's children by one of his slaves, Sally Hemings, tells a darker piece of America's history from an often unseen perspective-that of three of Jefferson's slaves-including two of his own children. As each child grows up and tells his story, the contradiction between slavery and freedom becomes starker, calliing into question the real meaning of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." This poignant story sheds light on what life was like as one of Jefferson's invisible offspring.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This story of Thomas Jefferson's children by one of his slaves, Sally Hemings, tells a darker piece of America's history from an often unseen perspective-that of three of Jefferson's slaves-including two of his own children. As each child grows up and tells his story, the contradiction between slavery and freedom becomes starker, calliing into question the real meaning of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." This poignant story sheds light on what life was like as one of Jefferson's invisible offspring.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780142421840
  • ISBN-10: 0142421847
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Publish Date: January 2013
  • Page Count: 360
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - United States - 19th Century
Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - United States - African-American

 
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