Liberty’s Children: Stories of Eleven Revolutionary War Children
Liberty’s Children contains eleven different stories woven into a literary tapestry of the American Revolution. She writes about children of diverse backgrounds, changed forever by their experience with the war. Frances Slocum is the daughter of devout Quakers who leave Rhode Island and move to the wilderness in a quest to avoid the conflict. At age five she is captured by Delaware Indians and does not see her family again for nearly sixty years. Thirteen-year-old James Durham is a slave who is medically trained by a notorious Tory physician. In later life he corresponds with Dr. Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence. These are just a sampling of the fascinating young people in this book. Although the stories have a commonality of the period, they are as varied as the individuals who are featured. This book would be interesting for all age groups.