First heroes for freedom

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Silver Moon Press,
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1st Silver Moon Press ed.
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IL: MG - BL: 5.4 - AR Pts: 3
This lively new series of historical fiction spans important time periods in American history and introduces engaging and diverse characters with fast-paced adventure. Throughout national upheaval and family turmoil, these spirited young characters transform hardship into an opportunity for growth. This fun and inspirational series will make both reading and history a thrilling adventure for middle readers. Each book is reviewed for accuracy by a historical expert.

The night after fifteen-year-old slave, Cuff, sees British troops burning the town of Newport, he is sent to join the Continental Army. He finds himself in the midst of America's war for independence, the outcome of which is either death or freedom from slavery. As a member of the First Rhode Island Regiment, one of the first largely African American regiments in American history, Cuff befriends other former slaves who share his dreams of a new life of freedom after the war. But when a violent storm hits and the militia packs up and leaves, their hopes are endangered by a British attack. Will Cuff and his friends win this battle? And even more importantly, will they survive?

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