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Learn About America's Forgotten Pariots
There were anywhere from 5,000 to 20,000 soldiers of African and Native American descent who served under General George Washington in the Continental Forces.Fighting for a country under which they had no legal rights was not an easy road to travel. The stunning new picture book Patriots of African Descent in the Revolutionary War: Part 1 is fiction, as told by a family historian to his great-grandson about their family’s service as African-Americans during the Revolutionary War. Readers ages 8 and older will be fascinated as they read about a nearly forgotten chapter in American history.
Who Are We?
Genealogy is a hot topic. We would all love to know our family history, but it’s not always possible. Sometimes we must depend on oral history passed down through the generations, and many times it raises questions. Some African American families may have Native American connections. This fascinating historical fiction picture book serves as an example of how such connections and disconnections can be made. The main characters, Jeremy and his great-grandfather, were in the author’s first book, Patriots of African Descent in the Revolutionary War: Part 1. This second book, More than One Ancestry: Part 2, fills in more of the blanks of where we come from and who we are. The story is geared for readers ages 8 and older. It was written to inspire research into our family ties and to foster interest in participating in family reunions. What could be more important?