Come August, Come Freedom

By Gigi Amateau

"Intense, empathetic, richly imagined." — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

In a time of post-Revolutionary fervor in Richmond, Virginia, an imposing twenty-four-year-old slave named Gabriel 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. Interwoven with original documents, this poignant, illuminating novel gives a personal face to a remarkable moment in history. This edition includes extensive research notes on the story behind the plot.

  • From award-winning author Gigi Amateau, author of Claiming Georgia Tate, A Certain Strain of Peculiar, and Chancey of the Maury River.
  • Now in paperback, with new extensive backmatter.

About the author

Gigi Amateau is the author of A Certain Strain of Peculiar, Chancey of the Maury River, and Claiming Georgia Tate. She lives in Bon Air, Virginia.

ISBN: 9780763668709
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2014
Dimensions: 139 x 196mm, 272pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $17.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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