My Name Is James Madison Hemings
Illustrator: Terry Widener
This powerful historical picture book is an evocative first-person account by the child of founding father Thomas Jefferson and the enslaved Sally Hemings. Author's note. Full-color illustrations rendered in acrylic on bristol board.
JLG Release: Jan 2017
Awards & Honors
The New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2016, Picture Books
CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017, K–2
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books*, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly
11" x 8 1/2"
Level 4.9; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 5.3; Points: 2;
Schwartz & Wade