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Jefferson's Sons

(2013)
A Founding Father's Secret Children
A novel by

 
What does it mean when the man who wrote
the Declaration of Independence is your father
and also your slave master?

Beverly, Harriet, Madison, and Eston are Thomas Jefferson's children, but their mother is a slave, so they must keep their father's identity secret. They get special treatment - better work, better shoes, even violin lessons - but they are still slaves. Their father has promised to set them all free when each turns twenty-one. Some of them are light-skinned enough that they will be able to enter white society - and thereby turn their backs on home forever. Others won't have that option. So just what did their father mean when he wrote all men are created equal?
Told in three parts from the points of view of three of Jefferson's slaves - Beverly, Madison, and a third boy close to the Hemings family - these engaging and poignant voices shed light on what life was like as one of Thomas Jefferson's invisible offspring.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: Jefferson's Sons
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 0-8037-3499-9 / 978-0-8037-3499-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial Books
Availability: Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

January 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Jefferson's Sons: A Founding Father's Secret Children
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 0-14-242184-7 / 978-0-14-242184-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: Jefferson's Sons
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
ISBN: 0-307-94231-7 / 978-0-307-94231-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Jefferson's Sons: A Founding Father's Secret Children
Author(s): Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Publisher: Puffin Books
Availability: Amazon CA   



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