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Jefferson’s Sons

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade and up, Fiction, Historical

jefferson's sons coverJefferson’s Sons by Kimberley Brubaker Bradley
Recommended for: Grades 4 – 7

This is the story of Jefferson’s slaves at Monticello.  Beverley and Madison are sons of Sally Hemings.  Jefferson has promised to free them at the age of 21. Sally is preparing her light-skinned children to live in the white world when they are freed.  But Jefferson is ageing – what will happen to his slave children if he dies before they turn 21?
Told in three parts by sons Beverley and Madison and another slave boy close to the Hemings family, Beverley and Madison love their father but puzzle at his words in the Constitution – all men are created equal.

Reviewed by: Mrs. McIntire

 

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade and up, Fiction, Historical.
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