Give Me Liberty

Give Me Liberty

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The American Revolution is about to ignite!

Life is tough for thirteen-year-old Nathaniel Dunn, an indentured servant in colonial Virginia. Yet in a twist of luck, he meets Basil, a kind schoolmaster, and an arrangement is struck lending Nathaniel's labor to a Williamsburg carriage maker. Basil introduces Nathaniel to music, books, and philosophies that open his mind to new attitudes about equality. The year is 1775, and as colonists voice their rage over England's taxation, Patrick Henry's words "give me liberty, or give me death" become the sounding call for action. Should Nathaniel and Basil join the fight What is the meaning of "liberty" in a country reliant on indentured servants and slaves Nathaniel must face the puzzling choices a dawning nation lays before him.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 129.54 x 187.96 x 27.94mm | 204.12g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Maps
  • 0060744235
  • 9780060744236
  • 1,167,639

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The American Revolution is about to ignite!

Life is tough for thirteen-year-old Nathaniel Dunn, an indentured servant in colonial Virginia. Yet in a twist of luck, he meets Basil, a kind schoolmaster, and an arrangement is struck lending Nathaniel's labor to a Williamsburg carriage maker. Basil introduces Nathaniel to music, books, and philosophies that open his mind to new attitudes about equality. The year is 1775, and as colonists voice their rage over England's taxation, Patrick Henry's words "give me liberty, or give me death" become the sounding call for action. Should Nathaniel and Basil join the fight? What is the meaning of "liberty" in a country reliant on indentured servants and slaves? Nathaniel must face the puzzling choices a dawning nation lays before him.
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"A rich and robust piece of historical literature."--School Library Journal "Nathaniel and Basil come alive, making this a solid piece of historical fiction."--KLIATT "Filled with action, well-drawn characters, and a sympathetic understanding of many points of view."--ALA Booklist "Elliott successfully evokes the spirit of the times."--KLIATT "Elliott's vivid descriptions and in-depth research make it easy to envision revolutionary-era Williamsburg."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) "A lively account of the times with a likable narrator and solid action."--Kirkus Reviews A lively account of the times with a likable narrator and solid action. --Kirkus Reviews" A rich and robust piece of historical literature. --School Library Journal" Nathaniel and Basil come alive, making this a solid piece of historical fiction. --KLIATT" Filled with action, welldrawn characters, and a sympathetic understanding of many points of view. --ALA Booklist" Elliott s vivid descriptions and in-depth research make it easy to envision revolutionary-era Williamsburg. --Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)" Elliott successfully evokes the spirit of the times. --KLIATT" Filled with action, well drawn characters, and a sympathetic understanding of many points of view. --ALA Booklist" Filled with action, well-drawn characters, and a sympathetic understanding of many points of view. --ALA Booklist"
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344 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 28% (98)
4 34% (116)
3 26% (90)
2 8% (27)
1 4% (13)
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