Jamestown Tobacco Boy Dream of Freedom: A Fantasy Adventure Book with a Positive Message for Ages 8-11.

Jamestown Tobacco Boy Dream of Freedom: A Fantasy Adventure Book with a Positive Message for Ages 8-11.

by Beverly Harris

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Overview

Designed to boost self-esteem, build confidence, self-image, and self-worth in all children. Great book about race and slavery for kids 8-12. Gives middle grade readers an introduction to the history of slavery in the US. Helps children better understand the significance of the arrival of the first Africans to the American colonies in 1619 and the origin of slavery in the US.

Read Beverly Harris' epic historical adventure novel. This riveting and poignant story takes children on an adventurous journey that will give them a very relatable and deeper understanding of what life looked like from the perspective of a slave child growing up on a tobacco plantation in the 17th century.

Readers between age 8-11 need stories that resonate with them for a lifetime without burdening them with complicated concepts. What better way to introduce social injustice and oppressive traditions of the past and present to your children than a story?

Jamestown Tobacco Boy Dream of Freedom is a story of a 12-year-old slave boy, Daniel, and his protector, Sabra. Set in Colonial Virginia of 1619, the story narrates the fantastical adventure of Daniel, a boy with big dreams, and Sabra, an African man trying to make amends with his tormented past. The fact that Sabra was kidnapped from his home, Angola, adds a necessary layer to his character and makes the story even more interesting.

You can teach your kids about the basic concepts of freedom and self-worth with a story that stays true to its themes of love, hope, and perseverance.

This historical adventure chronicles the life of a boy who finds himself stuck between two worlds with a life altering choice to make. One world his reality-slavery in the late 1600s is filled with pain and suffering and the other, a world that he visited in his dream. This world filled with rich fantastical beauty and the nurturing hands of mystical African figures. It is in this world that main character Daniel receives a powerful self-esteem building message and discovers a truth that will sustain him.

This is a wonderful novel for kids about the 1619 arrival of slaves to colonial America and the history of slavery, as they are masterfully woven into the story so that readers come away with a clearer understanding of the way life changed for the Africans who landed at Point Comfort on that fateful August day in 1619, as well as the way of daily life for slaves, slave family relationships, slave skills and contributions, plantation hierarchy, raising tobacco, and the importance of tobacco in the 1600s. This is a short novel about the courage, faith, and the love between an old man and a boy that gives the boy strength in the face of inhumanity. This novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732591158
Publisher: Beverly Harris
Publication date: 07/15/2019
Pages: 46
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Beverly Harris grew up in coastal Virginia and discovered her love of books at an early age. She spent many Saturday afternoons in the local public library reading and learning about the world through books.

After graduation from college, Beverly lived and worked in Korea, Italy, and Washington, DC. She continued to enjoy reading and began to write, thinking of her writing as a tool to teach, entertain, and inspire the imaginations of others.

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