1776: Son of Liberty

A Novel of the American Revolution

Young Founders (Volume 2 of 4)

Elizabeth Massie

Tor Teen

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” On his farm in Maryland, sixteen-year-old Caleb Jacobson hears rumors of an armed rebellioni of the Massachusetts colonists against he oppressive tyranny of King George III and his soliders. Educated in a small Quaker school, Caleb has been taught that it is wrong to raise one's hand against another. Yet  Caleb is a free black living in a slave colony. He knows firsthand the horrors and hardships of slavery and wonders what good an American victory will do if his fellow blacks - including his best friend Gaddi - remain shackled in bondage. Then comes news that the British Governor Lord Dunmore promises freedom to any slave who joins his army against the Americans. Can he be trusted to keep his work? Or should Caleb support the colonists' fight in hope of a better future for his people? Caleb will have to choose."

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"It is an eye-opener to read about free blacks (as they were called then) fighting on both sides of the Revolutionary War, and as a librarian I welcome this." - Kliatt on 1776: Son of Liberty

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Elizabeth Massie

Elizabeth Massie is author of numerous novels for young adult, middle grade, and primary readers. These include the Young Founders series, the Daughters of Liberty trilogy, The Great Chicago Fire: 1871, The Fight for Right, Read All About It, and more. A former middle school teacher, Elizabeth enjoys exploring both important and little-known moments in American history and presenting those moments to readers through the struggles and triumphs of her characters.  
     Elizabeth lives in the historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, very close to where her family moved in 1747. She says, “Every place is historic. Well-known or not, every town, city, and county has its own compelling tale of people and events, a story that plays a part in the continuing story that is our history.”  

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1776: Son of Liberty
A Novel of the American Revolution
Elizabeth Massie

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Teen
November 2013
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ISBN: 9781466856110
ISBN10: 1466856114
Young Adult Fiction224 pages
Age Range: 13 and up
Grade Range: 8 and up
$7.99
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