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A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent

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Author: Anne Rockwell
Key Words: Children, Early American History, Colonial America, Biographies

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Book Description:

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.

Reviewers Thoughts

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.

Star Rating System

5 = Loved It, 4 = Really Liked It, 3 = Liked It, 2 = It's Okay, 1 = Didn't Like It.

Book Details

Cleanliness: no incidents

Ages: 7 - 11

Grade Level: 2nd - 6th

Pages: 32

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