Colonial America

Taking Liberty : The Story of Oney Judge, George Washington's Runaway Slave

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By Rinaldi, Ann 

After serving Martha Washington loyally for twenty years, Oney Judge realizes that she is just a slave and must decide if she will run away to find true freedom.

Or Give Me Death : A Novel of Patrick Henry's Family

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By Rinaldi, Ann 

With their father away most of the time advocating independence for the American colonies, the children of Patrick Henry try to raise themselves, manage the family plantation, and care for their mentally ill mother.

Woods Runner

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By Paulsen, GAry 

From his 1776 Pennsylvania homestead, thirteen-year-old Samuel, who is a highly-skilled woodsman, sets out toward New York City to rescue his parents from the band of British soldiers and Indians who kidnapped them after slaughtering most of their community. Includes historical notes.

Sons of Liberty, The

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By Lagos, Alexander 

Teenage runaway slaves with superhuman powers, a Hessian giant, the most evil slave owners imaginable, and Benjamin Franklin: this story of the Revolution blends fact and fantasy in an imaginative reinterpretation of a critical time in American history.

Fifth of March, The: a Story of the Boston Massacre

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By Rinaldi, Ann 

Fourteen-year-old Rachel Marsh, an indentured servant in the Boston household of John and Abigail Adams, is caught up in the colonists' unrest that eventually escalates into the massacre of March 5, 1770.

1776: Son of Liberty: a novel of the American Revolution

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By Massie, Elizabeth 

Sixteen-year-old Caleb, a free black living in a slave state, must choose between joining the volunteer rebel army of General Washington, and fighting against the Americans under British Governor Lord Dunmore.

1609: Winter of the Dead: a Novel about the Founding of Jamestown

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By Massie, Elizabeth  Nat and Richard, two orphaned thieves, travel from London to the new English colony at Jamestown, where the settlers are unprepared for the brutal reality of frontier life. Will they be able to use their wits to survive in this colony on the brink of starvation?

Just Jane: A Daughter of England Caught in the Struggle of the American Revolution

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By Lavender, William  Fourteen-year-old Jane Prentice, orphaned daughter of an English earl, arrives in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1776 to find her family and her loyalties divided over the question of American independence.

Give Me Liberty

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By Elliott, Laura  Follows the life of thirteen-year-old Nathaniel Dunn, from May 1774 to December 1775, as he serves his indentureship with a music teacher in Williamsburg, Virginia, and witnesses the growing rift between patriots and loyalists, culminating in the American Revolution.

Copper Sun

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By Draper, Sharon  Two fifteen-year-old girls--one a slave and the other an indentured servant--escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves.
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