Told in three parts from the points of view of three of Thomas Jefferson's slaves--two of his children by Sally Hemings and a third boy close to the Hemings family--these engaging and poignant voices illuminate what life was like as one of Jefferson's invisible offspring.
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by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
by Ray Kurzweil
by Sean Grigsby
by Agnes Gomillion
by Mary Monroe
by Victoria Christopher Murray
by Ashley Poston
by Rochelle Alers
by Minrose Gwin
by Rachel Cohn
"The author faithfully portrays the multiracial children of Thomas Jefferson from letters and historical records. But it's Adenrele Ojo's narration that infuses this history with their emotional lives. How did it feel to know that they could not call their father, the president, Papa? Or to know that the dark skin of some could keep them from "passing" for white as their lighter-skinned siblings did? Ojo portrays Sally Hemings's tenderness as she explains these complexities to her four children and her fierceness as she demands that they put their true selves before their slave identities. As the story moves through the viewpoints of several characters associated with Jefferson's plantation, Ojo develops and distinguishes each one while maintaining the flow. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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