Send 'Em South: Young Heroes of History #1
Alan N. Kay
Send ’Em South brings the two conflicting worlds of North and South together. In the years just prior to the Civil War, David Adams grows up in the middle of two worlds. His father is an Irish immigrant who is ridiculed and ignored by the people of Boston. His mother is an abolitionist who has dedicated her life to ending slavery. David, as the son of these two, finds himself an outcast amongst his friends and even his family.
Lisa has been a slave all of her life. Her mother was sold when she was 10 years old. Her father appears to have given up all hope of seeing her mother again. When he takes Lisa’s hand one day and whisks her off the plantation, no one is more surprised than she. Then, with the help of several white and black abolitionists, the pair head north to the city of Boston where they hope to find Lisa’s long lost mother. The only problem is that slave catchers are hot on their trail and are determined to send Lisa and her father back to the plantation. Only a young boy named David Adams stands in their way.
Send ’Em South is a story of love and dedication, hatred, and sacrifice. It is the story of Lisa’s love for her father and the sacrifices he makes for her, of David’s need to find acceptance in the confusing world he lives in, and of bravery that two children can have when surrounded by hatred, deception, and danger.
"Kay weaves historical characters into the story and devises a realistic, rather than a happy, ending. This is the first in a series designed to let readers "experience" history."
“This young adult novel juxtaposes the lives of two social classes, showing readers the injustices many people have suffered in our past. This novel could be used in a history classroom as part of a discussion about prejudice and freedoms, offering valuable insight into how seemingly different groups of people can share common struggles.”
“Send ‘Em South is gripping and action-packed, yet it still manages to be rather touching at times.”
|Author||Alan N. Kay|
- Publisher: White Mane Kids
- Type: Paperback
- Availability: In Stock