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Samuel's Choice

Samuel's Choice

by Richard Berleth Illustrated by James Watling

This story, based on actual incidents and battles in the Revolutionary War, brings readers right into the action — a 14-year-old slave named Samuel faces a difficult choice when only he can help the colonists during the Battle of Long Island, the first battle of the Revolutionary War. Samuel's courage is rewarded with the most precious gift he could receive.

1990 Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. Full-color illustrations.

8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
Historical Fiction

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James Watling James Watling

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