Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Historical Fiction
Imagine fighting for freedom and liberty, the effort and passion it would take. Gabriel, a slave, grows up in a happy, easygoing young life. Then, after multiple years Gabriel becomes a blacksmith’s apprentice at a forge busy with travelers and news reporters from all over the world. Soon, Gabriel falls in love with a girl of the name, Nanny. Since Gabriel wants to protect Nanny and buy her freedom, he organizes a rebellion against the slave masters. In his forge Gabriel makes his own swords, and he rallies thousands of slaves, poor whites, and free blacks. Though many doubt he will win he shows how much he loves Nanny.
Come August, Come Freedom was a fascinating book. I loved all of the emotions and that the book was very accurate. I especially enjoyed it because right now in Social Studies I am learning about this time period so I could connect to many of the references. All in all, I absolutely loved this book and would recommend it to anybody who likes to read.