Jefferson's Sons: A Founding Father's Secret Children (Paperback)

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“This engaging middle grade book imagines the lives of Thomas Jefferson's children by his slave Sally Hemings. Although they occupied a position of privilege in the slave hierarchy at Monticello, Bradley makes it clear that they were still subject to sub-human treatment. As the children grew up, they confronted their mother with difficult questions, and she devised a plan for them to live in freedom.”
— Deborah Johnson, Barstons Child's Play, Washington, DC

Description


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.

About the Author


Kimberly Brubaker Bradleylives on a forty-two-acre farm inBristol, Tennessee.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780142421840
ISBN-10: 0142421847
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: January 10th, 2013
Pages: 360
Language: English