In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives

by Kenneth C. Davis

2017 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalist
Here are the stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of the greatest U.S. presidents. Note to the reader. Time lines. Afterword. Source notes. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white photographs, illustrations, and reproductions of artifacts.

ISBN: 9781627793117

JLG Release: October 2016

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Nonfiction Middle Plus

Grades 5-8


14 books / $17.30 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Hardcover edition


    Henry Holt

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    9" x 6"

    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 8.2, Points: 8

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 10.6, Points: 13


    Level: 1110L

    Awards & Honors

    YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2017 Finalist
    Booklist 2016 Editors’ Choice, Top of the List, Youth Nonfiction
    ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2017, Older Readers
    CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017, 6–8
    Booklist 2017 Top 10 Books for Youth, Diverse Nonfiction
    The Washington Post Best Children’s and Young Adult Books of 2016
    VOYA’S Nonfiction Honor List 2017



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