Grade Levels

It’s 1773, and Boston is in political turmoil. As tension rises between England and the colonies, lines are being drawn between the Loyalists and the Patriots. And Sally Gifford, a shoemaker’s daughter, finds herself on the opposite side from her best friend Kitty Lawton, the daughter of a wealthy merchant.

Sally is torn between her cherished friendship and her loyalties to her own family and community in their fight for freedom. As the conflict continues to grow more charged in the weeks leading up to the Boston Tea Party, Sally finds within herself a bravery she didn’t know she had, and ultimately takes a stand for what she comes to find is most important.

Awards for Friends of Liberty include:

  • Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, Winner Gr. 4-6
  • Carol Otis Hurst Children’s Book Prize Winner
  • Parents’ Choice Book Awards, Recommended

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