Give Me Liberty

Give Me Liberty

Book - 2006
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For thirteen-year-old Nathaniel, an indentured servant in colonial Virginia, life is hard. Though things improve with the help of a kind master named Basil-who shares music, books, and philosophies on equality-around him the climate is heating up. It's 1775 and colonists are enraged by England's taxation. Patrick Henry's words "give me liberty, or give me death" become the sounding call and the American Revolution is about to errupt. Nathaniel and Basil must make a choice about joining the fight and face a larger conundrum about the true meaning of liberty.

L. M. Elliott crafts a stirring narrative for middle grade readers-conveying the hopes and dilemmas of this crucial era in American history.

Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, c2006.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780060744212
Branch Call Number: YA ELLIOTT
Characteristics: 376 pages : map ; 22 cm.


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whiteshadow13 May 29, 2012

Follows the life of thirteen-year-old Nathaniel Dunn, form 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.


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