Friends of Liberty by Beatrice Gormley


Friends of Liberty by Beatrice Gormley

It's 1773, and Boston is in political turmoil. As tension rises between England and the colonies, lines are being drawn between the Loyalists and the Patriots. And Sally Gifford, a shoemaker's daughter, finds herself on the opposite side from her best friend Kitty Lawton, the daughter of a wealthy merchant. Sally is torn between her cherished friendship and her loyalties to her own family and community in their fight for freedom. As the conflict continues to grow more charged in the weeks leading up to the Boston Tea Party, Sally finds within herself a bravery she didn't know she had, and ultimately takes a stand for what she comes to find is most important.


2014 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People Grades 4 62014 Carol Otis Hurst Children's Book Prize Redeemed Reader

About the Author

Beatrice Gormley is the author of a number of award-winning children's books, including Miriam and Maria Mitchell: The Soul of an Astronomer (both Eerdmans), as well as Salome (Knopf). She lives in Massachusetts. Visit her website at

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240 pages


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Publication date

23rd August 2013



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