A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent
A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent
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A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent

Written by Anne Rockwell & illustrated by Floyd Cooper
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7 - 11
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32
Page count
940L
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Nov 1, 2016
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Told for the first time in picture book form is the true story of James Lafayette–a slave who spied for George Washington’s army during the American Revolution. After his resounding defeat at the battle of Yorktown, British general Charles Cornwallis made a point of touring the American camp, looking for the reason behind his loss. What he didn’t expect to see was James, a runaway slave who had served as a guide to the British army. Or at least that’s what Cornwallis was led to believe. In fact, James wasn’t actually an escaped slave–he was a spy for the American army. But while America celebrated its newfound freedom, James returned to slavery in Virginia. His service as a spy hadn’t qualified him for the release he’d been hoping for. For James the fight wasn’t over; his next adversary was the Virginia General Assembly. He’d already helped his country gain its freedom, now it was time to win his own.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781467749336
    Publication Date
    November 1, 2016
    Publisher
    Carolrhoda Books (R)
    Page Count
    32
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    7 - 11 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2014011569
    Lexile® Level
    940L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~V
    Est. ATOS® Book Level
    ~6.2

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