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Sarah Boone: A Lowcountry Girl

Michelle Adams

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ISBN 10: 1589806573 / ISBN 13: 9781589806573
Published by Pelican Publishing, 2009
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Title: Sarah Boone: A Lowcountry Girl

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Growing up on her family's South Carolina plantation in the 1780s, 11-year-old Sarah Boone dreams of following in her genteel mother's footsteps and becoming the mistress of a great house. Although she wishes to please her parents and live up to her responsibilities, she struggles to resist her rebellious and tomboyish ways. Sarah spends much of her time alone until a new slave family comes to Boone Hall and Sarah befriends Rose, one of the slave children. Soon she finds herself troubled by the principles of slavery as she becomes aware of the injustices around her. When the British invade and occupy Charles Towne in 1780, Sarah and Rose together must face new hardships as their worlds begin to change.

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In 1780, eleven-year-old Sarah Boone is faced with many unforeseen changes to her tranquil life at Boone Hall. Struggling to act like a proper young woman despite her rebellious and tomboyish nature, she finds herself striving to perform the daily tasks of her mother, who is pregnant and relying on Sarah's help more and more. In addition, the arrival of a new slave family to Boone Hall leaves Sarah torn over the concept of slavery and her family's use of slaves on the plantation. As Sarah tries to cope with her conflicting feelings, the American Revolution erupts, bringing British forces to her doorstep. With so many events unfolding, Sarah soon discovers the best way to appreciate life and its blessings is through spending time with the family and friends who matter most.

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After a visit to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1993, Michelle Adams, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, native, transferred from the University of Wisconsin to the College of Charleston, where she graduated with a B.A. in history. She has worked as a tour guide at Calhoun Mansion and Boone Hall Plantation and has held positions at the South Carolina State Museum and Mount Pleasant Recreation Department. Adams is the membership manager at the South Carolina Aquarium and resides in Summerville, South Carolina, with her family.
Illustrator Jane Brewster, a New Orleans native, earned a degree in graphic design and illustration while living in Oregon. She resides in Metairie, Louisiana, with her husband, Randy, and their dogs and cats.

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