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Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, the Gallows, and the Black General Gabriel
Contributor(s): Amateau, Gigi (Author)

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ISBN: 0763647926     ISBN-13: 9780763647926
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
OUR PRICE: $14.44  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2012
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Prejudice & Racism
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2011048342
Age Level: 12-17
Grade Level: 7-12
Lexile Measure: 900(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.9" H x 5.8" W x 7.8" (0.80 lbs) 231 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Locality - Richmond-Petersburg, Virginia
- Geographic Orientation - Virginia
- Chronological Period - 18th Century
- Chronological Period - 1800-1850
- Topical - Black History
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian
Awards: Jefferson Cup, Honor Book, Older Readers, 2013
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2012
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2012 - Book Of Special Distinction
Booklist 10/01/2012 pg. 86
Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2012 - Recommended - Readable
School Library Journal 11/01/2012 pg. 95
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2013 pg. 74
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2013 pg. 88 - Superior,Well Above Average
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 154331
Reading Level: 5.7   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 6.0
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Publisher Description:
An 1800 insurrection planned by a literate slave known as Prosser's Gabriel inspires a historical novel following one extraordinary man's life.

In a time of post-Revolutionary fervor in Richmond, Virginia, an imposing twenty-four-year-old slave named Gabriel, known for his courage and intellect, plotted a rebellion involving thousands of African- American freedom seekers armed with refashioned pitchforks and other implements of Gabriel's blacksmith trade. The revolt would be thwarted by a confluence of fierce weather and human betrayal, but Gabriel retained his dignity to the end. History knows little of Gabriel's early life. But here, author Gigi Amateau imagines a childhood shaped by a mother's devotion, a father's passion for liberation, and a friendship with a white master's son who later proved cowardly and cruel. She gives vibrant life to Gabriel's love for his wife-to-be, Nanny, a slave woman whose freedom he worked tirelessly, and futilely, to buy. Interwoven with original documents, this poignant, illuminating novel gives a personal face to a remarkable moment in history.

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