Great African-American Fiction: Grades 3-5
This story, based on actual incidents and battles in the Revolutionary War, brings readers right into the action — a 14-year-old slave named Samuel faces a difficult choice when only he can help the colonists during the Battle of Long Island, the first battle of the Revolutionary War.
A fictionalized story about the life of young Booker T. Washington. Living in a West Virginia settlement after emancipation, nine-year-old Booker travels by lantern light to the salt works, where he labors from dawn till dusk. Although his stomach rumbles, his real hunger is his intense desire to learn to read.