Posted in 2011-2012 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Jefferson’s Sons, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Summary:  A fictionalized look at the last twenty years of Thomas Jefferson’s life at Monticello through the eyes of three of his slaves, two of whom were his sons by his slave, Sally Hemings.

Dial Books

Find it at WCPL

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One thought on “Jefferson’s Sons, by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

  1. I really enjoyed this book. The plot drew me in and the book explained everything in a way that we keep our 21st century opinion on slavery, but we understand that slavery was morally accepted at the time this story takes place. The characters were so real, they developed as the plot unfolded. I felt like I was with them on their journey through life. Monticello was so clearly described that it seemed I was with the characters in the story. The well organized plot ensured nothing seemed out of the blue and everything fitted. I really understood that, though I know that slavery is wrong, in those days some people thought that slavery was not a bad thing and that you should be thankful for what you have in life.

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