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Author: Anne Rockwell
Key Words: Children, Early American History, Colonial America, Biographies
Told for the first time in picture book form is the true story of James Lafayette, a slave who spied for George Washington's army during the American Revolution. But while America celebrated its newfound freedom, James returned to slavery. His service hadn't qualified him for the release he'd been hoping for. For James the fight wasn't over; he'd already helped his country gain its freedom, now it was time to win his own.
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
What an interesting story! I'd never heard of James Lafayette before and I learned a few things about Benedict Arnold and General Lafayette as well. I love when stories tie other stories from history together and make it seem like a little bit smaller of a world.
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Cleanliness: no incidents
Ages: 7 - 11
Grade Level: 2nd - 6th