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Book Description for Entangled in Freedom: A Civil War Story by Ann DeWitt and Kevin M. Weeks

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Book Cover for Entangled in Freedom: A Civil War Story

Book Cover for Entangled in Freedom: A Civil War Story

The Street Life Series Youth Edition Debut Novel

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Entangled In Freedom: A Civil War Novel by Ann DeWitt and Kevin M. Weeks

Coming January 2011

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War

Travel with 22 year old Isaac through the dirt streets of Oxford (Georgia), Big Shanty (Georgia) and on over to Cumberland Gap (Tennessee) as he serves with the 42nd Regiment Georgia Volunteers.  Decades after Daniel Boone blazed the Wilderness Trail, witness how Isaac is front and center as the Confederate and Union armies skirmish for strategic supply lines required for outlying Civil War battle campaigns.  Also, decipher the mitigating factors contributing to Isaac going to war with Abraham Green, a yeoman farmer and slaveholder of Isaac.

This human-interest centric novel further explores the intertwined relationship between master, slave, and the dynamics leading up to a Confederate Congress proposal to enlist African-American troops in the latter part of the American Civil War.  Like never before, this electrifying page turner sparks novice readers and Civil War zealots alike into debating the best kept factual secrets concerning African-American (Black) Confederate soldiers.

About the Authors:

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War, first time novelist Ann DeWitt, a native of South Carolina, teams with veteran author Kevin M. Weeks, a native of Philadelphia, to fuse their southern and northern perspectives on why African Americans served with the Confederacy during the War Between the States.  Known as a literary bridge builder, Kevin M. Weeks has also penned crime fiction and urban fiction novels for which he received African-American Pavilion at BookExpo America 2009 Urban Book Series of the Year, 2008 London Book Festival and 2007 New York Book Festival awards.