Come August, Come Freedom (Hardcover)
The Bellows, the Gallows, and the Black General Gabriel
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763647926, 231pp.
Publication Date: September 11, 2012
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Praise For Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, the Gallows, and the Black General Gabriel…
Amateau’s prose is appropriately passionate, but it’s tempered with disciplined restraint and moments of startling delicacy. Although the subject of this title will call to historical fiction readers who appreciate such thoughtful works as M. T. Anderson’s Octavian Nothing (BCCB 11/06), teens who approach history with the poetic insight of Marilyn Nelson will also find Amateau’s chronicle rewarding.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)
The thrilling role of the unrecognized young hero will grab teen readers.