Alex Wheatle in Conversation with Tanya Batson-Savage
- October 20, 2020
The author of Cane Warriors speaks virtually on Thurs., Oct. 22nd, at 4 p.m. (EDT)!
Irresistible, gripping, and unforgettable, Cane Warriors follows the true story of Tacky's War in Jamaica in 1760. A powerful young adult tale told through the eyes of Moa, a 14-year-old slave, this fictionalized account of the most significant rebellion of the time is rarely mentioned in history books or taught in schools.
The story begins as Moa is awoken in the middle of the night by one of the rebels, who informs him that the revolt will begin on Easter Sunday. Moa's father doesn't like the idea of his son joining the rebellion, but his mother gives Moa her blessing. Together, Moa and his 16-year-old best friend, Keverton, take up arms, learning about brotherhood, courage, faith, and sacrifice along the way.
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