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Wolf By The Ears
Wolf By The Ears
Author: Ann Rinaldi
This historical novel explores the life of Harriet Hemings, one of Jefferson's household slaves and possibly his daughter. While the character of Harriet is largely fictional, her story is set firmly within an authentic historical context. The plot is revealed through Harriet's diary, a device that occasionally seems forced. A very light-skinned...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780590434126
ISBN-10: 0590434128
Publication Date: 1/1/1993
Pages: 253
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Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Ann Rinaldi Novel of Salvery at Jefferson's Monticello. Fascinating read.
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This is a truely enjoy able read. Takes the reader in to the life of the period. It is a must read if you are a Ann Rinaldi Fan!!
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Wonderful author! Be sure to look up the news stories on recent developments on this historical issue.

From the cover:
Harriet Hemings has always been happy in the comfortable, protected world that is Monticello. She's been well treated there; no one has ever called her a slave. But that is what she is, a slave of a man who wrote the Declaration of Independence. And there are rumors that she might be more that Thomas Jefferson's slave--she might be his daughter.

Now Harriet has to make a choice--to run to freedom or to stay. If she stays, she'll remain a slave. But how can she choose freedom, if it means leaving behind her family, her race, and the only home she's ever known?

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

"Rinaldi writes moving historical fiction, getting inside her characters, both black and white, and showing how slavery distorted their perceptions of themselves and each other." --Booklist

"This is a tantalizing book. It is history brought to life by a skillful and imaginative author." --Voice of Youth Advocates


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