Jefferson's Sons

A Founding Father's Secret Children
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD0343
Released: Sep 13, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307942319
Narrator/s: Adenrele Ojo
Publisher: Listening Library
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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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Jefferson's Sons
Product Number: BX00024686
Product Number:Z100024008
Product Number:DD0343

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Narrator(s): Adenrele Ojo
Product Number Z100024008
Released: Sep 13, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9780307942340
Product Number EB00386128
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: #9781101529454

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"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"