Jamestown Tobacco Boy Dream of Freedom
Beverly Harris, author
Jamestown Tobacco Boy Dream of Freedom is the story of survival on a plantation outside of Colonial Jamestown Virginina and friendship between a young slave and his friend; an old man who was among the first Africans to arrive in Jamestown in the year 1619. This folk like tale of mystical adventure with a historical backdrop is a must read for fourth-seventh grade readers. “Jamestown Tobacco Boy Dream of Freedom” was inspired by the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans to English North America who arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in 1619. The story written by Virginia native and author Beverly Harris with a foreword by internationally known historian Dr. Brenda E. Stevenson, takes readers on a journey that reveals glimpses of the difficulties and disparity of life on the planation and the triumph of one slave and his young friend when they use the power of their minds to achieve true freedom.