Open the Door to Liberty
Anne Rockwell (A) and R. Gregory Christie (ILT)
List Price: $18.00 (Hardcover - Biography / Haiti / Revolutionary Leader - 2009)
Description: Toussaint, born a slave in the French colony of St. Domingue, led the first successful slave uprising in the Americas in 1793, defeating first the French and then the British and American opportunists who hoped to take advantage of the new country. The Haitian revolution is put in context with those in America and France, and its significance is made clear as Rockwell connects Napoleons defeat in Haiti with his willingness to sell French Louisiana to the United States. (80 pgs) Ages 9-12
Ashay says, "Everyone should familiarize them self with Toussaint L Ouverture because his presence during this time in history reminds us that that Black people were fighting for their liberty throughout the world and not just in America. And I applaud Gregory Christie and Ms. Rockwell for their artistry and putting Toussaint back in the saddle. Every library and classroom needs this book!"
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.2 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces