Joel Author:Nora Benjamin Kubie The American Revolution is the setting for this thoughtful and exciting novel about a young Jewish refugee who comes to America in 1775 seeking the peaceful life of a scholar and an escape from persecution. Joel Davidov, opposed to fighting and tired of violence, at first refuses to take sides in the growing Revolutionary conflict. But, unjustly... more » imprisoned by the British and inspired by the words and deeds of Thomas Paine and Nathan Hale, he comes to the realization that he must join the colonists in their fight against tyranny and oppression.
This story is told in a straightforward style that makes it appropriate for younger readers, as well as adults. This story is told from the perspective of a character often under-represented in colonial historical fiction, that of the young Jew.« less