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Berleth, Richard.
Chicago : Albert Whitman, 1990.
IL 3-6 RL 5.2 .
ISBN 0807572187  

The year is 1776 and 14 year old Samuel is a slave on a farm in Brooklyn. Samuel has been separated from his family and friends and hopes that one day he may be free to go where he wants and see whom he wants. When the Declaration of Independence is posted near the farm, Samuel's owner tears it down and Samuel wonders if the word liberty is meant for Africans. When the fighting reachers Brooklyn, Samuel uses his owner's boat to rescue many American soldiers. One of the soldiers turns out to be Major Mordecai Gist who asks Samuel to join the Americans as a boatman for General George Washington. Join Samuel as he goes from slave to hero in SAMUEL'S CHOICE.

SUBJECTS:       Long Island, Battle of, 1776 -- Fiction
                        United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Campaigns -- Fiction
                        African Americans -- Fiction


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