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1776: Son of Liberty: A Novel of the American Revolution
by Elizabeth Massie (Goodreads Author)
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” On his farm in Maryland, sixteen-year-old Caleb Jacobson hears rumors of an armed rebellion of the Massachusetts colonists against the oppressive tyranny of King George III and his soliders. Educated in a small Quaker school, Caleb has been taught that it is wrong to raise one's hand against another ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 6th 2007 by Tor Teen
(first published 2000)
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Young Adult & Middle Grade Fiction Set During the American Revolution
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Son of Liberty, by Elizabeth Massie: I really enjoyed this book. It was empowering and interesting! The main characters name is Caleb Jacobson, who is a slave. As a young boy the slave masters wife taught Caleb the letters to the alphabet. Caleb would wright and practice them everyday. Later when he was 16 years old Caleb was a free African American living in a slave colony with others. They were living fine until he was hearing people talking about King George III and his soldiers, and Massachu ...more
Elizabeth (Beth) Massie is a 2-time Bram Stoker Award winning author of horror/suspense/mystery novels and short fiction for adults. She also writes media-tie in fiction and historical fiction."More about Elizabeth Massie...