Friends of Liberty by Beatrice Gormley
  

Synopsis

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.

Reviews

2014 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People Grades 4--62014 Carol Otis Hurst Children's Book PrizeRedeemed Reader -Friends of Liberty is sturdy historical fiction of the kind that's not published too much these days. . . . The story delivers some exciting moments and challenging quandaries, and is especially strong with character building.-

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 www.beatricegormley.com.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Author

Beatrice Gormley
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Publisher

William B Eerdmans Publishing Co

Publication date

23rd August 2013

ISBN

9780802854186


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