Jefferson’s Sons: A Founding Father’s Secret Children

Jefferson’s Sons is the story of founding father and 3rd president of the United States Thomas Jefferson’s children by his slave Sally Hemings.

Told from the perspective of his sons, they struggle with the hypocrisy of their father’s words and his actions. An illuminating story that is important for understanding the “peculiar institution” of American slavery, this book is a great conversation starter for kids in the later years of elementary school and middle school.

“Bradley’’s fine characterization and cinematic prose breathe life into this tragic story.” – School Library Journal

Author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
For Ages 8 to 12 years
Pages 400 pages
Format Paperback

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