The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre

The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre

By Ann Rinaldi

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Grades 6 - 8Grades 2 - 8Y5.764208
“Carefully researched and lovingly written, Rinaldi’s latest presents a girl indentured to John and Abigail Adams during the tense period surrounding the 1770 Massacre. . . . Fortuitously timed, a novel that illuminates a moment from our past that has strong parallels to recent events. Bibliography.”--Kirkus Reviews
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13: 9780152050788
ISBN-10: 0152050787
Published on 3/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 352

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Rachel Marsh, fourteen years-old girl in Boston, working as a nursemaid for Adams. Nabby and Johnnie Adams both very fond of Rachel, like with Rachel fond of them. The young lawyer, John Adams along with his wife, Abigail, who always treated her like a family. Rachel's friend, Jane Washburn, who was seventeen years-old who worked for Sarah Welsteed, always being with her and Christopher (Chris) Snider but got shot by British, befriends one British Private Matthew Kilroy, wounded up in different situations during the American Revolutionary War of Boston Massacre. Matthew, who really likes Rachel, hoping to marry her someday when war is over, would write to her when he is back home in England. Matthew's story was little bit shocking but sad. - Happy Reading!

This was a book about a girl who lived in the pre-revolutionary war period when people are starting to hate the British rule. She thinks the war is stupid, but as the story goes she finds out what it means to be a true American rather than British American