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The acclaimed author of The Last Silk Dress and Time Enough For Drums tells the intense, provocative story of a slave, Harriet Hemings, who some believe was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson. "Tantalizing . . . history brought to life by a skillful and imaginative author".--VOYA. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

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emmejo, July 3, 2010 (view all comments by emmejo)
Thomas Jefferson may have written a document freeing America but he still kept slaves.

Harriet, despite being his slave, has always lived an oddly comfortable life. She never had to do a lot of work, and is well-educated. This is likely because Jefferson is her father, although her mother refuses to confirm it for her. He offers her the same deal he has offered a number of other young slaves (who look suspiciously like him), her freedom at age 21. But if she chooses to leave, it means she will never again have contact with anyone she knows and that she will have to abandon her heritage.

The plot and characters of this book very well done, but I wish I could say the same about the writing, which is very amateur. The word choice is limited and highly repetitive. The author also overuses special punctuation, mostly "!" and "..." The writing was stilted, and felt overly picked over for ways to make it more "interesting" by the addition of superfluous words, details and punctuation.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780590434126
Author:
Rinaldi, Ann
Publisher:
Scholastic Paperbacks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
Wolves
Subject:
Animals - Wolves
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Fiction.
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
Jefferson, Thomas
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Point
Series Volume:
122
Publication Date:
19930101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in
Age Level:
12-17

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