Grades 9 - 12
Grade level Equivalent: 8.1
Lexile Measure®: Not Available
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: Not Available
- Historical Fiction
- Mystery and Suspense
- Young Adult
- Colonial and Revolutionary America
- American Revolutionary War
- Slavery, Underground Railroad, Abolition
- African American
- Adult Content
About This BookA Michael L. Printz Honor Book 2009!
Fearing a death sentence, Octavian and his tutor, Dr. Trefusis, escape through rising tides and pouring rain to find shelter in British-occupied Boston. Sundered from all he knows - the College of Lucidity, the rebel cause - Octavian hopes to find safe harbor. Instead, he is soon to learn of Lord Dunmore's proclamation offering freedom to slaves who join the counterrevolutionary forces.
In Volume II of his unparalleled masterwork, M. T. Anderson recounts Octavian's experiences as the Revolutionary War explodes around him, thrusting him into intense battles and tantalizing him with elusive visions of liberty. Ultimately, this astonishing narrative escalates to a startling, deeply satisfying climax, while reexamining our national origins in a singularly provocative light.
Volume II of the National Book Award Winner and New York Times bestseller - a stunning resolution to the epic tale that "fascinates, appalls, condemns, and enthralls."
"One of the few volumes to fully comprehend the paradoxes of the struggle for liberty in America." - Kirkus Reviews - Starred review