The Fifth of March
The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre
The Fifth of March
Ann Rinaldi
“Carefully researched and lovingly written, Rinaldi’s latest presents a girl indentured to John and Abigail Adams during the tense period surrounding the 1770 Massacre. . . . Fortuitously timed, a novel that illuminates a moment from our past that has strong parallels to recent events. Bibliography.”--Kirkus Reviews

Book Details


  • Historical Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Rachel Marsh in an indentured servant caring for the children of John and Abigail Adams during the days leading up to the Boston Massacre on March 5th, 1770.  She becomes friendly with one of the British soldiers arrested for shooting the colonists that day.  Rachel then gets caught among her feelings for the soldier, the colonist's stuggle for liberty and her job carrying for the Adams' children. Finally she discovers through books, both liberty on a personal and national level.  
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