A Spy Called James

The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent

The true story of a slave who helped America earn its freedom & must now fight to gain his own!

By Anne Rockwell Illustrated by Floyd Cooper Read by Rodney Gardiner and Qarie Marshall African American / Biographies & Memoirs / Children's Nonfiction / History - United States English 14m Sell Sheet
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1 Video DVD Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 UTC 2017 38.99 38.99 9781520066141 Add to Cart
									This is the true story of James Lafayette, a slave who spied for George Washington's army during the American Revolution. But while America celebrated its newfound freedom, James returned to slavery. His service hadn't qualified him for the release he'd been hoping for. For James, the fight wasn't over; he'd already helped his country gain its freedom, now it was time to win his own.

"Rockwell's detailed yet accessible text is perfectly matched with Cooper's exceptional oil paintings...A profoundly successful work...will inform and inspire students to uncover the hidden stories of American history. An outstanding resource for young historians." - School Library Journal, Starred Review

"With a compelling story and appealing artwork, this inviting foray into American history will catch the attention of many readers." - Booklist

"[Rockwell] delivers a striking portrait of James Lafayette, an African-American spy critical to the outcome of the Revolutionary War. [Cooper's] illustrations affirm his skill as a gifted portrait artist." - Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal Top Ten DVDs 2017; A SLJ Top 10 DVD of 2016 - Awards