Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, the Gallows, and the Black General Gabriel
Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, the Gallows, and the Black General Gabriel
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Annotation: Imagines the childhood and youth of "Prosser's Gabriel," a courageous and intelligent blacksmith in post-Revolutionary Richmond, Virginia, who roused thousands of African-American slaves like himself to rebel.
Catalog Number: #5207714
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
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Publisher: Candlewick Press
Copyright Date: 2012
Edition Date: 2012
Pages: 231 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-7636-4792-6
ISBN 13: 978-0-7636-4792-6
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2011048342
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
Starred Review Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
ALA Booklist (Mon Oct 01 00:00:00 CDT 2012)
Horn Book (Mon Apr 01 00:00:00 CDT 2013)
Kirkus Reviews
School Library Journal
Voice of Youth Advocates
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Word Count: 39,705
Reading Level: 5.7
Interest Level: 6-8
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.7 / points: 6.0 / quiz: 154331 / grade: Upper Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:6.2 / points:11.0 / quiz:Q59518
Lexile: 900L

An 1800 insurrection planned by a literate slave known as "Prosser’s Gabriel" inspires a historical novel following one extraordinary man’s life.

In a time of post-Revolutionary fervor in Richmond, Virginia, an imposing twenty-four-year-old slave named Gabriel, known for his courage and intellect, plotted a rebellion involving thousands of African- American freedom seekers armed with refashioned pitchforks and other implements of Gabriel’s blacksmith trade. The revolt would be thwarted by a confluence of fierce weather and human betrayal, but Gabriel retained his dignity to the end. History knows little of Gabriel’s early life. But here, author Gigi Amateau imagines a childhood shaped by a mother’s devotion, a father’s passion for liberation, and a friendship with a white master’s son who later proved cowardly and cruel. She gives vibrant life to Gabriel’s love for his wife-to-be, Nanny, a slave woman whose freedom he worked tirelessly, and futilely, to buy. Interwoven with original documents, this poignant, illuminating novel gives a personal face to a remarkable moment in history.


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