A Spy Called James

By Anne Rockwell
Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

The true story of James Armistead Lafayette-a slave who spied for George Washington's army during the Revolutionary War-told for the first time in picture book form.

Near the end of the American Revolution, there were actually two double agents in Lord Cornwallis' camp near Yorktown, VA One of them was Benedict Arnold, who was notorious. The other was James Armistead Lafayette, who was successful - and a slave.

  • African American history that's never been in picture book form.
  • Floyd Cooper is a CSK-Award winning illustrator.

About the author

Anne Rockwell is an author and illustrator of more than one hundred works of fiction and nonfiction for children over a career that spans six decades. She rs the author of Hey, Charleston!: The True Story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band which was a Junior Library Guild Selection and was awarded a Moonbeam Children's Book Bronze Medal. She is also the author of Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth, which won a Coretta Scott King honor for R. Gregory Christie's illustrations. She lives in Stamford, Connecticut. Visit her online at

About the illustrator

Floyd Cooper is a Coretta Scott King Award winner and the illustrator of Ruth and the Green Book. Floyd received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma. He lives in Easton, Pennsylvania.

ISBN: 9781467749336
Imprint: Carolrhoda Books – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Dimensions: 235 x 279mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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