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Dangerous Search, Black Patriots in the American Revolution Book One: From Lexington to Bunker Hill (Adventures in History)

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"A Dangerous Search" is historic fiction based on actual events in the Revolutionary War and some of the African American men who shaped those events. Tobias Gardner, a twelve-year-old free black in Lexington, Massachusetts in 1775, steals away on a dangerous journey to find his uncle in Boston as the Revolutionary War begins. After meeting up with Minutemen on the road to Boston, Tobias befriends African American militia men Peter Salem, Lemuel Haynes, and Barzillai Lew, all real figures from history, and helps out in the Minuteman camp outside Boston while planning a way to sneak into a heavily guarded Boston. Finally making his way past British sentries on the road to Boston, Tobias searches for his uncle's workplace and there meets Prince Hall and George Middleton, two African American men who were leaders of Boston's black community at the time. From Hall and Middleton, Tobias learns of his uncle's work as a spy for the Sons of Liberty and the cause of freedom embraced by Boston's black population. After being reunited with his uncle in the Minuteman camp outside Boston, Tobias becomes a drummer in a regiment and joins other black patriots, including actual Afican American hero Salem Poor, in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Primary sources relating to and biographical information about the historical figures featured in the book are included at the end of the book. For grades 4-6.

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12-year-old free black Tobias Gardner assists in the revolutionary cause with other African-American patriots and in the battle of Bunker Hill

About the Author

Nancy I. Sanders grew up on a Pennsylvania dairy farm that has been in her family since before the American Revolution. Now she lives in southern California where she enjoys researching and writing about the important contributions men and women made during the founding years of our country. She is the author of over 75 books including A Kid's Guide to African American History (2007, Second Edition, Chicago Review Press). Her picture book, D is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet (illustrated by E. B. Lewis, 2007, Sleeping Bear Press) is winner of the 2007 NAPPA Honors Award and the 2008 IRA Teachers' Choice Award. It was also selected as a 2007 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People and was a finalist in the USABooksNews.com Best Books 2007 Awards.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781932663228
Author:
Sanders, Nancy
Publisher:
History Compass
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Subject:
US History-Revolution and Constitution Era
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Adventures in History
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 8
Language:
English
Pages:
103
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 3.68 lb
Age Level:
08-13

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