Give Me Liberty by L. M. Elliott

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For thirteen–year–old Nathaniel, an indentured servant in colonial Virginia, life is hard. Though things improve with the help of a kind master named Basil–who shares music, books, and philosophies on equality–around him the climate is heating up. It's 1775 and colonists are enraged by England's taxation. Patrick Henry's words "give me liberty, or give me death" become the sounding call and the American Revolution is about to errupt. Nathaniel and Basil must make a choice about joining the fight and face a larger conundrum about the true meaning of liberty.

L. M. Elliott crafts a stirring narrative for middle grade readers–conveying the hopes and dilemmas of this crucial era in American history.


About L. M. Elliott

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L. M. Elliott is the author of several award-winning novels for young adults, including Under a War-Torn Sky, a Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) and a Jefferson Cup Honor Book; Give Me Liberty; and Annie, Between the States, a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age and an IRA/CBC Teachers' Choice. She lives with her husband and their two children in Virginia.
Published April 14, 2009 by Katherine Tegen Books. 386 pages
Genres: Young Adult, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When 13-year-old Nathaniel Dunn apprentices to a carriage maker in Williamsburg and is befriended by Basil, an elderly schoolmaster, he finds himself in the midst of the early excitement over conflicts with England.

Jun 24 2010 | Read Full Review of Give Me Liberty

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Moses looks after Nathaniel, and Nathaniel teaches Moses the alphabet.

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