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Jefferson's sons : a founding father's secret children

Autore: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Editore: New York : Puffin Books, 2013.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Fiction : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Beverly, Harriet, Madison, and Eston are Thomas Jefferson's children by one of his slaves, Sally Hemings, and while they do get special treatment - better work, better shoes, even violin lessons - they are still slaves, and are never to mention who their father is. The lighter-skinned children have been promised a chance to escape into white society, but what does this mean for the children who look more like their  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Persona incaricata: Thomas Jefferson; Sally Hemings; Sally Hemings; Thomas Jefferson
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 9780142421840 0142421847
Numero OCLC: 798615608
Riconoscimenti: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young people, 2012.
Descrizione: 360 p. : geneal. table ; 20 cm.
Responsabilità: by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.

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Beverly, Harriet, Madison, and Eston are Thomas Jefferson's children by one of his slaves, Sally Hemings, and while they do get special treatment - better work, better shoes, even violin lessons - they are still slaves, and are never to mention who their father is. The lighter-skinned children have been promised a chance to escape into white society, but what does this mean for the children who look more like their mother? As each child grows up, their questions about slavery and freedom become tougher, calling into question the real meaning of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

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