To Liberty! The Adventures of Thomas-Alexandre Dumas
An exciting adventure set in revolutionary France which tells the true story of a swashbuckling hero Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, whose mother was an enslaved African woman and whose father was a French noble.
Alex is happy living with his brothers and sister on his father’s farm on Haiti but his father wants to go back to France and can’t afford to take his mixed-race children with him. Soon, Alex must fight for his freedom… and that of France.
From a slave on the streets of Port au Prince to a general in the French army, the dramatic true story of Thomas-Alexandre Dumas’ life (the inspiration for his son’s book The Three Musketeers) is brought to life by award-winning author, Catherine Johnson.
Featuring exciting black-and-white illustrations, this book is perfect for children who are developing as readers.
Ideal for ages 9+
Why It's on The Cornrow?
It wouldn’t be The Cornrow without a book edit. Our co-founder Kemi is a voracious reader and her dream was to open her own book store, well here it is!! She knows The Cornrow visitors will be a well read bunch too, so she has kept the edit at must have classics and the latest releases! Enjoy!