A Civil War story you’ve never read before.
Civil War is raging in America and fifteen-year-old Thomas Beck doesn’t quite fit in. He’s neither black nor white, slave nor free, and yet, Thomas dreams of becoming a Yankee and joining the fight for freedom. After successfully sneaking into the Union Army, Thomas gets his wish, but he’s a Chinese Yankee—different in looks and hairstyle, but not in heart. Finding himself unwelcome by either blue or gray, Thomas forms an unlikely friendship with a runaway slave as the fight moves toward a pivotal moment in Gettysburg.
Freedom for Me is a historical novel based on a real Chinese Yankee, one of only a few who served in the American Civil War. Children’s Literary Classics award winner for coming-of-age and historical fiction and a Skipping Stones honoree for multicultural teen fiction.
Sometimes all it takes is one brave person to change the world. ---from the publisher
228 pages 979-8985941005 Ages 10-13
Keywords: historical fiction, American Civil War, courage, Asian and Asian American, military, immigrants, coming of age, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old